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Should server or router be Default Gateway for PC's in domain?

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I've got a simple network set up, 1 Windows 2008 R2 server which is the DC, DNS, and DHCP and there are a few PC's on the domain. Should the PC's use the server's IP or the router's IP as the Default Gateway?

Currently in the server's DHCP Scope Options, the "003 Router" setting is set to the server's IP.

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It should be the router...
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Router
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by:Gianpiero Rossi
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if in the server you setup the rras componet and it will be a router, so you can put the server.
otherwise you have to put the router ip.
And remember the dns setting the domain cleint must have the dns that point to the dc with the dns server

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by:canalicomputers
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Cool, thanks... any idea what the effects of setting it as the server instead of the router are?
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by:Gianpiero Rossi
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if the server has not the routing component your client will not go outside your network.. (No Internet for them)
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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definitively router IP should be set in option 003 of DHCP server. If you want to connect to the Internet or other networks in your company, you need to specify device which "knows" where to find specified location. If you set up server IP, it won't work, because server doesn't know how to route packets. If you set up Router feature on your server and configure it properly then you can use it as router :)
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