For one of the small businesses I support, I have set up an Rsync backup from their office server to one of the managers home laptops.
I did a couple of trial runs but on the first real run which was over a weekend, the backup failed. I went to retry it but could not connect to the laptop. When I checked the laptop it's IP address had changed, as it's on DHCP from the router. I set it to a static IP address and now am able to connect again.
My worry is that if said manager takes the laptop into work and tries to connect it to the domain, the work network is on a different ip range, and even if it was on the same range, the static IP I have assigned to the laptop may conflict with an address on the network.
So I am not too familiar with domain/group policy management and am wondering if there is a way I can force the laptop to pick up a DHCP address when connected to the work domain?
December 17, 2009 2:57 PM
January 1, 2010 3:45 PM