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Brooks Parfitt
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: DHCP Running on 2003 Server
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Hey all,

I've tried to be a good guy and poked around the net, docs, and this
group before posting my question here. I see several questions along
the same line as mine (one or two identical, I believe, whose steps I
have followed and verified), but after a couple days of
troubleshooting, I still can't get this working, and it's so
mind-boggling simple that I am just baffled.

I've got a test environment at work, and I'm looking at setting up a
2003 server to do AD, DNS, DHCP, etc. back here. I work at a
University, and the campus will be giving us an AD subdomain some time
in the future. I believe a switchover to Exchange for mail/calendaring
is in the works as well.

Obviously, I'd like to get DHCP running on the 2003 server so it'll
automatically integrate w/ the DNS. What we have set up now is:

Campus Network
|
|
Smoothwall
|
|
Switch
|
/\
/ \
/ \
2003 Server Workstations

When I disable DHCP on the Smoothwall, and enable it on the 2003
Server, the workstations aren't able to receive DHCP leases, and thus
have no connectivity whatsoever. The 2003 server, however, does have
connectivity.

I've got the DHCP on 2003 configured to point to the Smoothwall both as
the router and the DNS server. The green IP for the Smoothwall is the
default 192.168.0.1, and the assignable range on 2003 is set to
192.168.0.220 - 240.

Am I missing something ridiculously obvious here?

Thanks,
Brooks Parfitt
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Brooks Parfitt
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: DHCP Running on 2003 Server [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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> If i remember rightly i believe the Server 2003 DHCP Server need to be
> authorised in the domain before it will hand out ips.
>
> Simon

Hmmm. Interesting thought, but why then would you even be able to
install the DHCP service on a 2003 Server that was not a member or
controller for an AD domain?

Anybody else wanna back this up or have other ideas?
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Simon Pickard
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Since: Aug 02, 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: DHCP Running on 2003 Server [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Brooks Parfitt" wrote in message

> Hey all,
>
> I've tried to be a good guy and poked around the net, docs, and this
> group before posting my question here. I see several questions along
> the same line as mine (one or two identical, I believe, whose steps I
> have followed and verified), but after a couple days of
> troubleshooting, I still can't get this working, and it's so
> mind-boggling simple that I am just baffled.
>
> I've got a test environment at work, and I'm looking at setting up a
> 2003 server to do AD, DNS, DHCP, etc. back here. I work at a
> University, and the campus will be giving us an AD subdomain some time
> in the future. I believe a switchover to Exchange for mail/calendaring
> is in the works as well.
>
> Obviously, I'd like to get DHCP running on the 2003 server so it'll
> automatically integrate w/ the DNS. What we have set up now is:
>
> Campus Network
> |
> |
> Smoothwall
> |
> |
> Switch
> |
> /\
> / \
> / \
> 2003 Server Workstations
>
> When I disable DHCP on the Smoothwall, and enable it on the 2003
> Server, the workstations aren't able to receive DHCP leases, and thus
> have no connectivity whatsoever. The 2003 server, however, does have
> connectivity.
>
> I've got the DHCP on 2003 configured to point to the Smoothwall both as
> the router and the DNS server. The green IP for the Smoothwall is the
> default 192.168.0.1, and the assignable range on 2003 is set to
> 192.168.0.220 - 240.
>
> Am I missing something ridiculously obvious here?
>
> Thanks,
> Brooks Parfitt
>
If i remember rightly i believe the Server 2003 DHCP Server need to be
authorised in the domain before it will hand out ips.

Simon
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Mike
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Since: May 03, 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: DHCP Running on 2003 Server [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Brooks Parfitt wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> I've tried to be a good guy and poked around the net, docs, and this
> group before posting my question here. I see several questions along
> the same line as mine (one or two identical, I believe, whose steps I
> have followed and verified), but after a couple days of
> troubleshooting, I still can't get this working, and it's so
> mind-boggling simple that I am just baffled.
>
> I've got a test environment at work, and I'm looking at setting up a
> 2003 server to do AD, DNS, DHCP, etc. back here. I work at a
> University, and the campus will be giving us an AD subdomain some time
> in the future. I believe a switchover to Exchange for mail/calendaring
> is in the works as well.
>
> Obviously, I'd like to get DHCP running on the 2003 server so it'll
> automatically integrate w/ the DNS. What we have set up now is:
>
> Campus Network
> |
> |
> Smoothwall
> |
> |
> Switch
> |
> /\
> / \
> / \
> 2003 Server Workstations
>
> When I disable DHCP on the Smoothwall, and enable it on the 2003
> Server, the workstations aren't able to receive DHCP leases, and thus
> have no connectivity whatsoever. The 2003 server, however, does have
> connectivity.
>
> I've got the DHCP on 2003 configured to point to the Smoothwall both as
> the router and the DNS server. The green IP for the Smoothwall is the
> default 192.168.0.1, and the assignable range on 2003 is set to
> 192.168.0.220 - 240.
>
> Am I missing something ridiculously obvious here?
>
> Thanks,
> Brooks Parfitt
>

Wrong group as this is not a Smoothwall problem but here goes anyway:-

What is in the event log of a workstation that tries to get an address?

What is in the event log of the server?

Anything in the DHCP log files in C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp ?

On a workstation what is the result of typing ipconfig /release and then
ipconfig /renew ?
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Chris Bartram
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Since: Jul 16, 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: DHCP Running on 2003 Server [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Brooks Parfitt wrote:
>> If i remember rightly i believe the Server 2003 DHCP Server need to be
>> authorised in the domain before it will hand out ips.
>>
>> Simon
>
> Hmmm. Interesting thought, but why then would you even be able to
> install the DHCP service on a 2003 Server that was not a member or
> controller for an AD domain?
>
Because it's a Microsoft product Wink, and therefore sometimes defies logic?
> Anybody else wanna back this up or have other ideas?
>
I've got a feeling that Simon is correct, at least for servers that are
a DC or member server. Perhaps if the server is in a workgroup, it just
works without authorising, since there is nothing to authorise against.

This might explain it: if you thing that DC location records are in DNS,
and dynamic DNS is kind of linked with DHCP, maybe the tinking is that
the server should be in some way authorised by a DC? Just speculating.
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