why use a server to give IP address rather then a router

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

we use server 2008. it is not a domain controller.
why would my tech use it as a DCHP server when there is a router to do that job?
Question by:intelogent
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    Ongoing administration might be more convenient on a familiar Windows GUI.  It may just be an issue of "that's what the tech was more comfortable with".  Also if Windows Server is doing DNS for your domain you get some integration of DHCP + DNS.
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    If your not in a domain you have no need really. The Router will hand out DHCP faster than the software based MS one. But why not use Windows 2008 as your domain server? It will give you alot more control over things in your enviroment? But I have no clue on your use of it.
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    probably for dynamic updates and more configurable options than your router
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    IT-Monkey is correct in what he says if your Win 2008 is the DNS server, so take that advice if so. Have you asked your tech why he wants to use it?

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