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config DHCP and WINS for roaming user

By NetWill ·
We have three offices. The main office has a NT server acting as PDC(192.1.1.x) while the other two(192.1.2.x, 192.1.3.x) each has a NT server acting as BDC. All NTs are in the same domain.

Each NT server are configed with DHCP, WINS, RAS, DNS services. All clients uses DHCP and each DHCP has only one scope configured with local WINS and DNS.

We have sales people using laptop to connect to ethernet LAN. They could be at main office in the morning and in the other offices in the afternoon. What they have to do now is run 'winipcfg and release IP' each time.

What is the best way to config DHCP(renew time) and WINS (pull/push) in this situation? Any recommendations?

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by Phinaddict In reply to config DHCP and WINS for ...

One way you could do this is to shorten the renew time to 3 hours. This would have the machine try to request a new IP after 1.5 hours. for the wins portion you could have it push/pull once an hour and that should be sufficient

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by NetWill In reply to config DHCP and WINS for ...
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by McKayTech In reply to config DHCP and WINS for ...

You can certainly shorten the DHCP lease interval and the three hours suggested in another answer sounds good.

As far as WINS replication, you could consider having just one WINS server and a backup as that would really shorten convergence times (if your WAN links are not currently overly congested). Microsoft's official recommendation is one WINS server for every 10,000 users plus one backup.

Otherwise, set a hub and spoke replication pattern and have the remote sites push their information to the main site a few minutes before it pushes the info back. Without that detail, it could be two hours before the database at a particular remote server converges.

regards!

paul

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