Solved Is it wise to use my router as my DHCP server?

August 1, 2017 at 11:43:39
Specs: Windows 10
I am trying to setup An Active Directory and a File Server Using Windows Sever 2016 for a small organisation.

Currently, an ISP Linksys router provides ip addresses Dynamically to the employee's computers to get access to the internet.

But now i want to setup ADDS.

Do i leave the router to provide both DHCP & DNS services for the employee's computers or i should give the task to the Server?

Thanks


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August 4, 2017 at 11:02:26
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You need to install a local DNS server for the _SRV entries.
Therefore, you need to install DNS server.

Your routers DNS can be configured as dns forwarder for the Windows Server.

To install and configure DHCP and DNS at the Active Directory Server is the easiest way, to get it work smoothly.

Turn off DHCP at the router and configure the Active Directory Server, to forward DNS queries, that can not be resolved locally, to your routers DNS.


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