My customer currently is using a Windows 2003 server with 2005 SQL server, and an active directory in place.
The server is set to do DHCP and DNS on the LAN. We have a Cbeyond Cisco Fiber router recently installed. All workstations are set to Static IP address same Sub net with Default Gateway being the Router. DNS is set to Server IP.
It currently is taking 1-3 mins to load a web page on the work stations.
This was what I proposed to resolve the issues.I proposed we turn the DHCP off on the Server, what we currently have done in effect is doing the same thing by setting Static IP's on all the workstations and pointing them to the the Server as it's DNS. We then allow the Router to control all DHCP on the Internal LAN. Map the server drives in each work station pointing them to the servers SQL.
I am being told by the Data Base Vendor that my proposal will not work because of the active directory on the Server.
I'm looking for others input if my proposal will work or not, and or any Ideals as to how to provide my customer the use of there 20 meg internet speed.
Thanks for any help those would like to offer.
Software/Hardware used: Microsoft 2003 server, 2005 SQL Server.All on a dell Server over 5 years old.