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what is DHCP/TFTP running?

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 I have a windows 7 Ultimate version running on a "server" and at the tast bar I see this icon that says DHCP/TFTP running? its just a workgroup and there is only this server and two workstations.
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It sounds like that machine is used as a DHCP server and or a TFTP server. If your users computers do not have static IP addresses then this is probbaly where they are getting their IP address from. The TFTP server service is used to backup & restore switches. To test, you can open a cmd prompt & type in ipconfig /all to see where your computers are getting their IP lleases from or which DHCP server they are using. Hope this helps.
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Are you running any P2P software?  DHCP handles IP addresses (a sevice on a client will pick up a DHCP assigned IP address form a DHCP server) and TFTP is Trivial File Transfer Protocol.  Looks like you have some dort of software installed.  I also run Win 7 Ultimate and I do not have that icon, nor have I ever seen it.  You can go to the task manager, and on the processes tab you can find the process using it and find out where the program resides.
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thanks this helped.
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