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adding windows server to a vlaned network

 hello all,,

i have a network with multiple VLANs assigned for each departement,and i need to add a windows server to the network in a way that will allow communication between all vlans and the server

the topology is as follows:

router with connected to the main cisco switch

then the main switch is connected to other 3 switches


the service is CIR(dedicated),ports are accessed to the specific VLAN regarding the departement it belongs to


can anyone help me please?


This depends on what's doing

This depends on what's doing the routing for your vlans. Do you have a L3 switch, or are you using subinterfaces on the router? By default, all vlans can route between all other vlans, so technically you should be able to add the server to whichever vlan you want. You didn't tell us where the clients are in relation to the server. Are they on the other side of the router? Is the server on the same side as the clients? If the clients are connected to one of the 3 switches along with the router, then you shouldn't have any problems. Make the switchport that the server connects to an access port to the vlan that you want it on. Then verify that the vlan is on the trunk port between switches.



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