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How to convert to public IP address to DHCP

Created: 19 Jun 2013 | 5 comments

 Our entire workstations are using public IP address (206.117.X.X), and we are almost out of IP address for every new employee, so we would like to convert everyone public IP address to DHCP.

 

Example: 206.117.117.2--------> 10.1.1.2

               206.117.117.3--------> 10.1.1.3

               206.117.117.4--------> 10.1.1.4

               206.117.118.2--------> 10.2.1.2

               206.117.118.3--------> 10.2.1.3

Is anyway I can have Altiris take this kind of issue for me?

Where should I start?

if I create an package software delivery, is that doable?

 

Thanks

Lillian

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HighTower's picture

Are they statically assigned?  If so you'll need to tell the NIC to use DHCP instead.

This ought to help:
 

http://blog.shiraj.com/2012/10/netsh-command-to-change-from-static-ip-address-to-dhcp/

Configure your netsh command line as a run script task and you should be set.

 

llian's picture

ALL the IP address is static assign to each PC with Public address now, so we are on class C IP address,

we will be out of pretty soon,

is anyway I can do like NAT (network address translation) from static public address to static private address?

DHCP is good, but those release and renew, people will be confused what is next IP will be, sometime it will have problem going to internet.

I was think about have excel spread sheets of public ip address, then export to static private IP address.

Is that possible?

 

Thanks

 

Lillian 

 

 

HighTower's picture

Well, to answer your original question, this is not something that Altiris is designed to do.  However, what you've described could likely be accomplished via some kind of PowerShell script but that's beyond me.

However, DHCP is still viable.  Create DHCP reservations for your systems so they always get and retain a prescribed IP address and you still have the simplicity of using DHCP NIC adapter configurations and have the ability to make changes on the fly.

llian's picture

I am still looking for script from the google, but find the good one yet.

Can everyone help me one?

 

Thanks

 

Lillian

carlsson's picture

Not sure if you've looked at this

You can use the "system configuration"  tool to change all of your clients at once to dhcp

just configure one name it and apply it to allof your clients

 

HTH C

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