Windows 2000 Server DHCP, and Cisco 2611 Router.

I am adding a server to my home network and wanted to try using it as a DHCP server rather than my Cisco 2611.  I removed the DHCP scope from the router and then created one on the server.   Do I need to add something ti the routers config to allow DHCP requests to pass through the network?

Also do I need to have a second NIC in the server ( I do right now but its not being used)  for it to work as a DCHP server or can will one NIC be fine?

Router is a 2611 Cisco connected to 4 1900xl switches (I know they are old but I had them laying around)
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
if your computers are on the same network then it should work. make sure you authorize your scope in windows server otherwise it wont start handing out address.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
if they arent in the same network you need to use the helper command

http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=330807&seqNum=9

be careful when setting this up. you can possibly see major problems if you dont have DCHP and NAT running on the same device. when changes happen on your network they need to be able to update each other.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Where do I authorize the scope?
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
ok its been authorized.   But the client is un able to pull an address.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
is the client in the same network or do you go through the router?
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:

No the router is merely there for internet access and static NAT routers for FTP, RDP, and so on.

So its       Router ---Switch---Switch----Switch ---- Switch
                                                                             |
                                                                                       Server, workstation.

The only reason for all the switch's was trucking, and spanning tree.   I am learning these things so I needed more than one switch.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
My little diagram came out funny.   The server and the workstation are connected to the last switch.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
then unless you have a funky config on your switch (ie vlans) there shouldnt be a problem. can you manualy assign your workstation an address and ping your server?
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Let me try that.   I assume AD has nothing to do with this because the machine can't communicate without an IP.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Ok I set it up on a static address and its pinging the router and the server without an issue.

is the whole DHCP process considered to reside on layers higher than 2.  If so the router must play some sort of a role because the 1900's have no layer 3 capability..?
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
i have vmwar open and my implimintation of AD with DHCP and other services. im just describeing how i have mine set up just in case something i sa triggers a thought.

server.blue.com[10.0.0.0) has a green up arrow
in the right pannel it says scope [10.0.0.0] Scope1            **Active**

im useing opions 006 (DNS Address) 015 (DNS Domain name) and 46 Node type

ok thats about it i did nothing special with m dhcp server it pretty mutch just works.
if your scope is authorized and active then the only reason i can see why your not receveing anything is due to the network settings itself.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
no, you dont need a router for dhcp to work

when i was leaning active directoy we were only useing hubs and we set it up.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
ah we have a problem the green arrow is a red one pointing down :(
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
did you set up a scope?
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
and if so did you activate it? (right click on scope click activate)
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Does it matter if the Domain name i just BS.   I made it  hq.stevecooper.com

my name.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
no it dossent matter, i dont own blue.com either lol
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
yea I didn't think it would matter just trying to rule out things.    This isnt something I need to work I just wanted to try it.  The Cisco worked just fine and I can reconfig it to run DHCP.   I just hate to leave something with out knowing why it doesn't work when it should.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
i dont think you should either. getting dhcp to work in 2003 server is insainly easy. if its not working then its something really simple.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Hahahha this is ridiculous.  I clicked on action and refresh.  The green arrow is up.  So I went back to the client that I and set static for the ping test and set it up for DHCP.  It now has the first address in the scope.  
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:

I just added the router as the default gateway and released / renewed the IP and the internet is now operating.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
sweets!
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
what cisco cert are you going for? im currently studying for CCNP
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
CCNA  just getting into it.   I thought the CCNP was scrapped?
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help one this one.
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StevexpressAuthor Commented:
OK I now have my server running as a DC, DHCP server, DNS, and WINS.  Everything is up and running.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
-^.^-

next thigs to try

set up IIS with HTTP & FTP
Bring up child domains
Set up DFS
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