Here’s a little primer on static Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. Computers usually have the ability to grab a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address by default. Most networks are set to give out these dynamic IP addresses to any device that gets on the network and says, “I’m here! Give me an IP address so that I can use Google!
The trouble with DHCP addresses is that they are dynamic. When a DHCP “lease” runs out, the computer or device may grab another available DHCP IP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach end-of-life (EOL) on July 14, 2015. End-of-life refers to the date when Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, technical support, software, and content updates for the operating system. At that time, such machines will no longer meet UT minimum security requirements, leaving these systems vulnerable to attacks. In addition, new hardware, software, and third party software updates may no longer work with Windows Server 2003. In short, continuing to rely on Windows Server 2003 after its end of life date is a disaster