Standalone Windows 2003 DHCP server

Can I run DHCP server without AD ? I need DHCP server to run on my subnet and assign IP addresses to routers on my subnet according to they MAC addresses. I am running severals Windows DHCP on severals AD with no problem, but I dont know how to make it run without AD.
 
soffcecManagerAsked:
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Craig BeckCommented:
You can run DHCP without AD.  Just install the DHCP service as usual.

If you already have a DHCP server on your network (same segment) you should use that, especially if it is AD.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Yes you can standup DHCP on a member server and many people recommend that because they don't want anything else on their DCs (ie. only AD & DNS on DCs)

I'm personally ok with putting DHCP on a DC but members servers are certainly a viable option.

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Mike
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Darius GhassemCommented:
DHCP service is just a service that can be run without AD. Now if this server is part of AD you will have to authorize  the DHCP againist AD.
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soffcecManagerAuthor Commented:
Will it work without authorizeation ? I dont want to use it with AD and the AD is not on my network.
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Craig BeckCommented:
You can authorize the DHCP server.  If you have AD you have no problem doing this.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Just remember you have to be an EA or delegate the right to authorize a DHCP server   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786474(WS.10).aspx

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Mike
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soffcecManagerAuthor Commented:
I have no AD to autorize this server, I want it to run as standalone, not integrated into AD.
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Mike KlineCommented:
That works too, doesn't have to be in an AD domain.  You can even be in a workgroup   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323416

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Mike
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Correct if you are not running this server in a domain then it will still work
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