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Setting Up Sever 2008 for DHCP on a network that already has a router

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robo_dev

Well, yes and no.

You cannot do AD remotely, nor would you want to, security wise. Some VPN services give you the ability to remotely use Windows resources, but that's a whole different subject.

With respect to the internal network:

If you are using AD, that is, you have a Windows Domain, it's best to use the DHCP functionality in the Windows server, and disable it in the router. The answer can be more complicated than this, since there are issues with WINS, DNS, etc. But as long as the Windows server is reliable and on all the time, it works fine as your main DHCP server.

If you are just running a Windows workgroup, use the DHCP server in the router.