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DHCP Server on win2k server

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I have windows 2000 server with 2 network cards which one netwrk card is a gateway connected to the cisco router, and other netwrk card is set to ICS internet connection sharing. I have set DHCP serverces on this server so that i do not need to give ip's to all the pcs which i have aroung 20 pcs. I have set the dhcp scope form and the rest ips i have kept for server and routers in my lan for printer servers. e.t.c the problem i am fasing is that when the ip lease expires they do now renew ips or they do not pick new ip's form the server. Kindly assits me on how to go about with the fresh configuration or if there is some changes to be made in the configuration.

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by rickrbyrne In reply to DHCP Server on win2k serv ...


Well first of all you are better off running NAT then ICS which can be done through the RRAS server (IMHO). Now about your DHCP problem, the first thing you want to check is that you have your Scope Activated and no red circle on the Scope name. If that is fine you want to Authorize your DHCP server with the AD you can do this by right clicking your Scope and selecting Authorize. Without your DHCP server being Authorized it will automatically deactivate it's self and will no longer provide you with automatic addressing.

I hoped that help and resolves your problem.

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by larsenz In reply to

I have server 2000 and I'm running NAT on it using two NICs. I setup DHCP and DNS on my server and then configured NAT so my workstations could access the Internet. I am not running Active Directory on the server it is just a workgroup. I haven't had any problems with DHCP deactivating it self. I just want to know if this could happen to me in the future.

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by avid In reply to DHCP Server on win2k serv ...

sounds like you have used ics on the wrong card. make sure the hand is under the card that is the gateway. other do nat. if you do this, you can turn off dhcp since ICS automatically turn the other card into a dhcp server.

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