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Old 02-03-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Why can't I pick up an address from a dchp server?


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I have a Windows 7 sever set up with ad/dns and dhcp. I have added a scope of 172.16.0.1 - 172.16.2.5. and a reservation for a linux serverver of 172.16.2.0. My server address is 172.16.0.1.
But when I ifconfig the linux, I get a 10.0.2.15.address.
What am I doing wrong please.
 
Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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I assume you mean a Windows 2008 R2 server, as there's no such thing as a "Windows 7 Server". I also assume you're using a DHCP client and not ifconfig to configure the NIC in Linux, as ifconfig cannot be used to obtain addresses using DHCP.

If you're getting an address in a completely different scope, there must be more than one DHCP server on your network. You will need to shut down that second DHCP server, as the Windows DHCP service will actually stop serving clients if it detects the presence of another, non-authorized DHCP server.

Also, your scope looks rather odd. What netmask are you using?
 
Old 02-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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If you get a 10.0.0.x address I would suggest that you take a look at your router if it is configured to also function as dhcp-server.
 
  


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