Disable DCHP on server--

Dell Intel M
April 14, 2008 at 11:28:13
Specs: Win 2k3, 256

I just setup my win 2k3 and the DNS along with the DC(domain controller)+ IIS. I don't want to install DHCP on my server because I already have the DHCP on my router running. my question is should I install the DHCP on server and disable the DHCP on my router? because I'l be having another Linux server to join this domain.

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#1
April 14, 2008 at 11:56:45

Advantage of the server doing dhcp is that MS DNS gets automatically updated by dhcp. DHCP has no effect on your linux server since servers should have static ips to begin with.

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#2
April 14, 2008 at 11:59:09

Putting DHCP on your Windows server, would also remove some unneeded tasks from your router.

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#3
April 14, 2008 at 12:31:08

"some unneeded tasks from your router" like what tasks?

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#4
April 14, 2008 at 13:09:37

Like just the fact that it doesn't need to run DHCP. Routers are for routing traffic. Not to be dhcp servers. Although it can and will do it just fine. Plus I guess it is partially personal preference. I had a router doing way to many dhcp pools and noticed it having some real issues with CPU utilization. So if your network is small you should have no problem. Mine had 25-30 different pools on it.

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#5
April 14, 2008 at 13:29:06

wow, Thanks... It's useful but one concern is, I have my playStation3 connected wireless to the router, would this be any problem if I disable the DHCP... Thanks.

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#6
April 14, 2008 at 14:26:47

Should not, but if this is just a home network you probably don't have to worry about your router doing dhcp. But dhcp is a obtained through broadcast, so as long as the dhcp server is in the same network, the PS3 will still see it and get an IP. I assume that you would have the Server, the PS3, and whatever other machines needing network connectivity plugged in to LAN ports on the router.

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#7
April 14, 2008 at 15:42:37

Thanks BucketHead, I always thought disbaling DHCP on the router will affect my other workstation but now I'll try it out and see how it works. thanks.

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#8
April 15, 2008 at 11:39:35

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#9
April 17, 2008 at 06:45:00

What is your problem? What are you trying to achieve? If you are having trouble resolving DNS, you could try to set your Primary DNS on your Server to your router (gateway) that will surely forward it on to you ISP and you won't have to register your DNS server anywhere to recieve updates. I doubt if it's necessary that you receive updates from a DNS server to your server.

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#10
April 17, 2008 at 10:39:11

sorry for the stress... I don't mean to stress anybody here. I know how to administer a win 2k3 server just don't know how o make it accessible from the public and you answered all my question to be honest. I'm trying to build a server that is accessible from the public but it's not letting me do anything when I set the my primary IP to my ISP, it uses it as a frowarder and put in 127.0.0.1

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