Windows 2003 server : DHCP

May 10, 2012 at 22:01:24
Specs: Windows 2003 Server
Hi. I have a Windows 2003 Server for learning. This server is connected to a switch. Then a switch is connected to a router. Then router is connected to a DSL Modem. Before I make a DHCP Server, I would like to know what number or IP I should assign for my server (Static)? Once my DHCP is done, how do I make or force for Client PC to have an IP start with 10.1..x.x? Thank you.

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#1
May 10, 2012 at 23:38:23
The server needs to be given a static address on whatever subnet you choose to use. The DHCP server is then configured to serve addresses on that subnet (this is called a scope). You should ensure that there is no other DHCP server giving out addresses on this subnet and that the addresses of the router and server are excluded from the scope. You will probably also want to make your server a DNS server; this is best done automatically as part of the setup of Active Directory.

I'd suggest that you read a book on Server 2003 or search Google for instructions on configuring 2003 so that you understand what you are doing.


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#2
May 11, 2012 at 07:43:11
You would choose the use the same subnet your router is using unless you want to reconfigure it to use a different one. You will need to disable the routes dhcp server before you can activate the MS dhcp server.

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May 14, 2012 at 22:22:59
thank you for the respond but it's seems not helping me at all. I would like to make it clearer and I hope anybody out there who knows server better can help me.
How do I make DHCP works and what are the setup? If DHCP provides IP to clients, how do I create IP for DHCP as it has to have its own IP. Please help.

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#4
May 15, 2012 at 10:01:43
itsmejan24 you were given the answers but you did not understand them.

for example you asked:
"how do I create IP for DHCP as it has to have its own IP."

Ijack answered:
"The server needs to be given a static address on whatever subnet you choose to use. The DHCP server is then configured to serve addresses on that subnet (this is called a scope). "

You asked:
"How do I make DHCP works and what are the setup?"

This is covered in all MS server training manuals. If you don't have a server or training book google 'how to install and configure dhcp server' for a step by step how to.

Other related topis you should google would be:
how to setup a ip plan
what is a ip subnet

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#5
May 17, 2012 at 15:11:37
wanderer..thanks for responding to this issue however my question started with "How" denoting instructions or steps or showing procedures. Just like when someone ask "how" to get to one place. We tell him go straight, turn left, etc.

Ijack answered:
"The server needs to be given a static address on whatever subnet you choose....
My question now is still "How".
You do not need to reply to this as it all would just go back to square one. I am hoping someone in this forum would be able to give instructions or perhaps with suggestion based on their experience. Thank you. I appreciated all your help.


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#6
May 18, 2012 at 11:25:45
itsmejan24 do you just put someone behind the wheel of a car and send them on their way? Of course not. You train them, then you show them, than you assist them and finally you let them do it on their own.


The point here is your question is too basic. You never googled "how to assign static ip". You never followed any of the suggestions you were given.

Presently you don't have the basic skills to begin configuring a workstation let alone a server. Those basic skills begin with reading and learning how to web search questions.

I can tell you how to assign a static ip address. Go to the nics properties and open up tcp/ip v4. You will see two buttons. One for "assign ip address automatically" and the other which requires you to input the ip address, subnet mask, gateway and dns ips which is for the static ip assignment.

But what good it that to you? Do you know what ip address you should use? DNS setttings you should use? Or how to not use that ip address in the dhcp scope so you don't cause a ip conflict? Clearly not.

So again I point you back to google or better yet buy yourself a 2003 server manual and read it. It's the only way you will learn and understand this stuff.

As you can see its not as easy as driving directions.

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#7
May 18, 2012 at 23:47:27
"I have Windows 2003 for learning."

You will learn nothing if at every point you ask for detailed step-by-step instructions and blindly follow them. Buy a good book and do a little studying. Then if you ever have to apply this knowledge in the real world you will know what you are doing and not have to ask someone else to tell you what to do.

If you apply for a job as a network technician and the first question is "Do you know how to configure a DHCP server", amswering "No, but if you give me step-by-step instructions then I can do it" isn't going to get you the job. On the other hand, if you answer "i don't know the details of how to do it on your system, but here's how I would find out" is far more likely to be successful.

IT is a fast-moving industry and no-one can know all of the answers. But a good technician knows how, and is willing to do it, to research answers.


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#8
May 22, 2012 at 19:36:54
ijack and wanderer...thanks again for your respond. You talk a lot though...you have mentioned reading 2003 server manual (which you guys did not even specify which publisher is better and easy to understand), I have heard people or even met people like you who sound like they know what they're talking about and then they tell you to google it or find these and that without even specifying which one. I can understand you guys. I have also seen a good forum where people who are experienced have really have given their time and also given their good advice from their experiences. Well...anyways..I just gave this forum a try but unfortunately, found nobody with experience with server of even simple DHCP. Thanks again guys.

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#9
May 23, 2012 at 11:01:22
Good luck on your studies and you are welcome to the free advice even if you didn't value it.

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