DOS TCP/IP Client and Windows 2000 DHCP
Posted on 2004-10-14
Ive been using a boot CD for ghosting computers. The boot CD boots in DOS and runs the Microsoft TCP/IP Network Client for DOS. I was able to get everything working, including successfully getting an IP address from a DHCP server on the network. This DHCP server used to be on Windows NT. I have since switched DHCP services over to a Windows 2000 server. I am now unable to get an IP address from my DOS boot CD. The only clue I have is that if I create a reservation on the Win2K DHCP server for the specific MAC address of the machine Im booting my CD from, IT WORKS!!.. This solution, however is not feasible as I will be moving to many machines and obviously cant go around adding new reservations on my server all the time. My question is... is there something that Windows 2000 DHCP Servers do that do not give out IP addresses to non-windows machines or something? Ive poked around the DHCP settings but cant seem to find anything relevant. Can anyone explain to my why it works if I put in a reservation for the specific computers MAC? I am totally confused. Please help...