I have a strange problem.
I have installed a new DHCP server in windows server 2008 but the clients are not receiving any addresses.
Possible strange points:
The server has only 1 NIC and this is configured with 2 IP addresses
Their network uses a switch that routes all of their traffic between several subnets.
They have a broadband router with DHCP configured that clients can receive IP addresses from.
I thought it was a network issue so I did the following:
stopped the DHCP service on the server and plugged the broadband router into the same switch that the DHCP server is plugged into.
Then I plugged my laptop into the same switch and I was able to get an IP through the DHCP of the broadband router.
However when I deactivate the DHCP in the router and start the DHCP server service on the windows 2008 server I cannot get an IP from the server.
So the problem is the windows server.
The DHCP role installed perfectly when I added it and there are no errors in the logs.
Can this be an error with the fact that there are 2 IP addresses configured for the NIC?
When I look at the binding for the server I can only see 1 IP listed.
During the installation I remember it asked me which IP to bind to but it only gave me 1 IP in the list and this IP was different from the IP I can see listed as being bound.
Can I get this configuration to work (DHCP on a server with 2 IPs on the same NIC) by changing the binding somehow?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Tomorrow I will be attempting to completely reinstall DHCP on this server again.