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March 10, 2014 at 15:48:39
Specs: Windows 2008
My server 2008 r2 DHCP is enabled and the pool is to 192.168.210. But what I do not understand is that the servers IP address is When I try to add computers to my client/server network I am able to add them but the DHCP leasing gives them an address but not from the pool. Also when I go to users and computers and try to manage computers it says network path not found. Does that have something to do with the problem I am describing?

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March 10, 2014 at 16:38:43
The server IP won't be in the pool because it uses a static address, that is necessary so that clients can communicate with the network properly. And do you know that the DHCP server that is giving them addresses is your server and not another router on the network? If so, do the other machines show up in the leases section of DHCP?

The other error you mentioned doesn't sound like it is a problem related to DHCP. Are you running an active directory? If not, I don't think that will work in a workgroup.

You've been helped by a 16 year old.

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March 11, 2014 at 00:04:58
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As already mentioned, there must be another DHCP server on your network - probably your router. Your clients are getting an address and the DNS server address from there. This means they won't be using your server for DNS, which explains the error message.

Also, on a simple network, you should use the same network for your clients as for your server. You need to turn off the rogue DHCP server and reconfigure the range of addresses given out by your server so that they are on the network.

This is assuming an isolated network and that you are not part of a larger network (e.g a college network).

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