I know this may sound odd, but I am having a severe problem with IP addresses at the school district that I work for.
Our IP ranges are:
Here is the problem: the 192.168.204.x was put in place when a previous technician started implementing the VoIP system on our network. Now, computers which draw up this range can hit network (file) resources, can hit the internet, but cannot print to network printers unless forced to a static IP in the 192.168.200.x or 192.168.201.x ranges. Is there a way to force the machines to only pull from one of those first two IP ranges?
On a related note, I was curious if there were a way to limit certain IP addresses within those ranges? For instance, the school district is separated into four schools and a district office - I would like to have computers at school A to use only IP addresses within the addresses of 192.168.200.100 to 192.168.200.200, etc., I know that I could do this through static IP addressing, but the feasibility of doing so and headache of maintaining static pools is not an option at this time.
If the solution lies within Active Directory, our current organizational structure for the computers seperates the computers first by building (Primary, Elementary, Middle, High, and District), then by role (Student, Teacher, Administrator), then by room number, allowing AD and Websense to work hand in hand on being able to cut rooms off from internet access on a room-by-room basis upon teacher's request.
Thanks in advance for any help that you can give.
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