Find IP address of wrkgp server with no monitor connected and no dhcp

I have a server on a network with a simple switch connected to another pc.  the server does not have a monitor and is set for dhcp.  the laptop is getting a APIPA and the server should as well.

Is there a way to determine the ip address of the server without a monitor or knowing the pc name?

I was trying a broadcast ping on APIPA but that didn't reply. 169.254.255.255
thanks
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wjesterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try Angry IP -> http://www.angryziber.com/w/Home

You can scan your subnet and it will show you the hosts that are "alive". You should be able to figure out which one is the server.
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chadAuthor Commented:
that app says it is not a valid windows32 application
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wjesterCommented:
Did you download from here -> http://www.angryziber.com/ipscan/ipscan.exe

I've never had a problem with it. You should just be able to run it.
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chadAuthor Commented:
yeap...says not valid....ahh. but it worked fine on my vista machine.
unfortunatley This needs to run on an xp machine that has symantec and I think symantic is blocking it
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wjesterCommented:
Maybe. Do you know the name of the server?? If so, you can ping it to get the ip address.
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chadAuthor Commented:
nope..do not know the name. but I tried the version 3 beta and that worked for me..sorta.
It missed a few items on my test network but it does run.

thanks

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wjesterCommented:
when you say it misses a few items, what do you mean? it shows them as down when they are actually up??
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wjesterCommented:
try going to tools -> preferences and change the pinging method to "Windows ICMP.dll"
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XionathCommented:
i dont use APIPA dhcp but if the server is set as dhcp server and your client is connected you can see who is the dhcp server
just open a dos box (start -run , type cmd and press enter
and type ipconfig /all   you will see which server is giving away dhcp

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wjesterCommented:
to scan the entire subnet, you'll have to scan from 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254
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