restored an sbs 2003 backup file to different hardware rebooted, and things took a while, i tidied up the drivers and such, removed ghost nic in device manager etc, re-ran the connection wizard for internet without issues.
i hard coded the ip address like it was previously on the other hardware.
from the server i can ping myself and nslookup for items in the forward lookup zone (like pc's) resolve correctly.
if i try to acquire an ip address from the server, since it was dhcp enabled service on the server, i don't get an ip address i get one with octets 169.x.x.x. etc.(this is by using a notebook on a switch and waiting for dhcp request to be broadcast)
if i hard code my notebook with same subnet i cannot ping the server ip address of 192.168.0.1
if i try to rdc ot the server it fails, there are no firewalls etc..
what am i missing? are there any suggestions for restoring to different hardware that i may have missed? this is an exercise to verify that the backup is working properly, the data is fine but i would really like to be able to get the networking fixed.