Solved How to setup a server seperate from home network?

August 6, 2017 at 08:11:32
Specs: Windows 10
Hello all. I am trying to run a windows 2012 r2 DC and need some help with the router configuration. I turned off the DHCP on the ATT router and was able to get my laptops connected to the server. The issue I run into is that now all of my home devices are being assigned ip's from the server and I would just like to have 1 laptop logged into the server not all of my home devices. How can I separate the server from my home devices?

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August 6, 2017 at 08:22:19
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That's what DHCP does; it assigns IP addresses. If you don't want the server assigning IP addresses, don't tell it to do so, and don't tell the router to stop assigning IP addresses.

As for the single laptop, just give it a static IP address, or just use the router's IP address. Windows DCs don't actually need to control every facet of your network. So long as the laptop gets the required DNS info, everything will work. Easiest way to go about it would be to let the router give the laptop the IP info, but use the DC as the DNS server.

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