Windows SBS 2008 DHCP problem
Posted on 2010-08-26
I do not like Small Business Server 2008. It is a real pain compared to Windows 2003 Standard server. But enough complaining...
I am trying to help a client who has a very small office get his DHCP troubles worked out. Their Dsl modem/router was hosting the DHCP services for their office, but all the work stations constantly had problems staying connected each day (seemingly due to ip address leases). I was advised that Windows SBS should be running DHCP, not the router and this would fix the problem. So, I installed the DHCP role on the server, but it will not successfully start the service. The event error logs say:
The DHCP/BINL service on this computer running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has encountered anohter server on this network with IP address, 192.168.0.1, belonging to the domain:.
First off, we don't have a 2003 Small Business server...we have one MEMBER server only file and print service roles) running Windows 2003 standard, and then we have the 2008 Small Business server running as the domain controller (since you can't have a 2008 SBS as a member server unfortunately). The ip address of 192.168.0.1 is the Dsl modem/router. I have the DHCP server turned off on the router, so I am not sure what the problem is. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong here? (By the way, the 2008 Small business server's ip address is static at 192.168.0.2).