Do i need dns

August 31, 2008 at 22:20:44
Specs: server 2008, 2.6/4gb
I having a hard problem getting the dhcp working on server 2008. one that will help do i need to have dns and dhcp or can i just have dhcp?

Setup is modem>server>switch>clients

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September 2, 2008 at 14:11:07
What is going on with the ip lease deal? You didn't say what is wrong.

Are you on a domain?

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September 16, 2008 at 02:25:12
You should set up DHCP so that when a system comes online it gets an ip address and then the netbios name and the ip address are forwarded to dns and entered there, you should also set up the WINS server.

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October 6, 2008 at 20:27:58
You will need DNS for PC's to communicate properly, it resolves name to address
I.E. testpc1 -> x.x.x.x

Since you will your want DHCP server / server to see your clients, you will want DNS enabled.

And yes, WINS is also recommended to be installed (along with DNS) and configured as another way for name resolution

Thanks for any input.

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April 16, 2009 at 18:59:38
WINS is completely unnecessary.

I'm still amazed at the misinformation passed along.

No, you don't need DNS if you have a single subnet and a workgroup. You need to provide a bit more info to get your question answered properly.

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April 18, 2009 at 04:37:14
Install DNS, otherwise clients will not be able to access file shares using \\server1\files, they will have to use \\\files.

WINS is not needed if you have your DNS setup correctly.

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