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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Task 9: Migrate DHCP

DHCP is the service that automatically provides an IP address and other optional settings to clients that have been configured to obtain an address automatically. DHCP servers work by automatically responding to requests that are broadcast by these clients on the local subnet.

The desired end state for DHCP in a Windows EBS network is that the Management Server is functioning as the only DHCP server in its subnet. If you have a single-subnet network, the Management Server should be the only DHCP server in the entire network. All required DHCP settings should be configured on this one server.

During Windows EBS installation, you had the option to configure a DHCP server on the Management Server. If you chose this option, you ...

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