In a small company, less than 10 users DHCP?

May 11, 2011 at 17:45:19
Specs: Windows Server 2008
Should server (win2008) or router do DHCP?
What is the best practice when wanting to do DHCP? Should the server or router perform this operation?

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#1
May 11, 2011 at 17:52:50
You should get yourself a static IP address and let your server handle your DHCP as this is the more reliable option and you will get dynamic DNS updates BUT.... if your server goes down, you will have problems.

Is it a single subnet?


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#2
May 11, 2011 at 18:06:58
Yes, it is a single subnet. Right now I have installed the WinServer2008 R2 with DHCP and DNS. Everything is working fine on the server and client side (ie internet access from both, and I can browse the network from the client and see the server). The only thing I am questioning now is the static IP address on the server is 192.168.1.177 and the DHCP range is 192.168.1.100-199. The router is 192.168.1.1. Should I set a reserved address for the server as 192.168.1.99? Also, I was wanting to run a logon script. If I logon as one user it works fine, but all the others users it only has the home folder and no mapped drives.

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#3
May 12, 2011 at 06:52:55
it is best to have the server do dns and dhcp
server ip should have been out of the dhcp range like at .99
You should change that and then update the dns records accordingly.

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#4
May 13, 2011 at 00:02:11
If you don't have much users - as you say - 10, so it will not be a problem the address of the server, but it is better to change out of the range of the dhcp (better sooner than later :-P)
How you implement the script and can you post some part of it :-) ?

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#5
May 20, 2011 at 16:27:47
i'm a fan of DHCP: where i work, 10 users could easily end up being 30 or more IP addresses, between PCs, VoIP phones, network printers, etc.

a lot of network devices come with DHCP enabled by default, so the first time you connect a network printer for example, it gets an IP assigned automatically so that you can get to it.


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#6
June 14, 2011 at 17:16:03
hey, thanks for the response. I have completely reloaded the windows server 2008 on the hp server. this time installing AD, DHCP, and DNS on the server. so far everything is working well, except the logon script. it is very basic as i'm only trying to map to drives for now. i've put the watc.bat file in the c:\windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\main.company.com\scripts. any ideas on that? also i have the domain as MAIN and now the server name is watc01 and the full computer name is watc01.main.company.com. where company is the company name. is this correct?

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