We have a server 2008 domain and for some reason client machines randomly have ip conflict problems.
What'll happen is a user will log on and when if they lost their address for some reason the computer(windows 7) will start with a address towards the beginning of the scope belonging to another client. Then it sees the conflict and tries the next address in line, going form say 192.168.54.90 to 192.168.54.91. This process will continue all the way up the scope until it reaches an available address. This can sometime take half an hour.
The way I understand DHCP to work is the client should be requesting an address for the server. The server should then reply with the next available address in the scope. Instead the client just continues to try addresses sequentially which is a very long process.
Correct me if I'm wrong, if not is there something I can change in the settings to fix this?