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Resolving IP address with user name
kmjjgt May-11-01 01:02 PM
I work with a school that has 300+ computers on a peer to peer network. Each computer should have its own IP address but periodically as units are added and others reconfigured and serviced, we get the numbers mixed up. We wind up with an IP conflict when two machines are both powered on. Even though our record keeping is kept current and centrally located we still have this problem due to human negligence.

My question: is there a way to use, say Network Neighborhood or something, to display a listing of the IP addresses and their corresponding computer names? If I can do this, I can readily tell where the two conflicting units are and correct the problem.


1. RE: Resolving IP address with user name
lbyard May-11-01 04:39 PM
In response to message 0
300+ computers on a peer-to-peer network! That must be record. I think you need to automate the process with a DHCP server(s) and set all of your workstations to obtain an IP from the server. Larry

2. RE: Resolving IP address with user name
kmjjgt May-12-01 09:47 PM
In response to message 1
My knowledge of using a DCHP server is limited but my understanding is that we needed to have Windows NT workstation running on all my machines and NT server on our server. My workstations are mostly WIN95 and some WIN98; the server does have NT server on it though. If I don't need NT workstation to accomplish this, then I'd appreciate your sharing any sources of "how to" information.

3. RE: Resolving IP address with user name
lbyard May-14-01 01:52 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON May-14-01 AT 01:53 PM (GMT)

The Windows NT server has a DHCP server which can automatically provide IP addresses for computers running any version of Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, etc. To read-up on the NT DHCP server click Help on the NT server, Index, enter DHCP, double-click DHCP servers, double-click Using DHCP Manager, click the button with the arrow to start the DHCP server, and Click Help in the menu bar of the resulting window. Once the DHCP server is setup, change the TCP/IP properties on the Win 9X computers (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, TCP/IP protocol bound (associated with) the network adapter, IP Address tab, and select obtain and IP address automatically. You may need some first-hand help from someone local with the various NT servers and services. Larry


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