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Troubleshooting a server

The employees have recently launched complains of not being able to access the
server as the IP address for the server changes and they find it difficult to remember
or keep track of these changes.

What should I do to solve this problem?

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The employees also complain that they can only access each other using IP addresses
and would like a way to access each other by using hostnames (e.g ping HR-PC or
ping Server-Surname).

Please help on the best approach I should consider.

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cthivierge answered NamasikuKakula-9611 commented

You should use a DNS instead of IP. The users will be able to reach the name of the server.

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Thanks. I believe the DNS will enable easy access for the employees.
However, I want to understand how changes in the IP address can be easily tracked after changes have been made.

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cthivierge answered

You may have already a DHCP server.
When the client computer will receive it's new IP Address, it will register it's computer name in the DNS with the current IP Address.

If you want to track changes of the IP Address that has been assigned to computers, you will need to look in the DHCP log file

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