SBS2008 dhcp settings for: server on broadband1 & users on broadband2

Posted on 2012-08-12
Last Modified: 2015-01-02

How can I configure dhcp settings for dhcp-enabled windows workstations to use broadband2 (2nd line) to browse as opposed to broadband1 which I'd like to dedicate exclusively for server/exchange use?

I could manually change IP settings for each workstation but that's not practical.

SBS2008 SERVER settings : ip gateway / dnds

Broadband1 on gateway : reserved for server use incl. Exchange

Broadband2 on router gateway : for workstation browsing

Question by:Jay_Ratansi
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    Confused here.
    So all servers are using one Internet easement and all workstations are using the other?

    1: How many servers are you talking about?
    2: are the workstations talking to the servers on the same subnet?

    Seems like a very confusing setup.

    Can elaborate more ?

    Author Comment

    thanks for your prompt response!

    The site has rather poor broadband (adsl over telephone line)  hence the 2nd line.

    The servers themselves aren't an issue : SBS2008 Domain Controller/Exchange server on and 2nd L.O.B. server (SQL) on are on static ip settings configured for gateway1 on and this will continue.

    current: workstations setup for dhcp currently auto pick gateway1 on

    required: would like workstations on dhcp to pick gateway2 on

    hope this clarifies.
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    Why not just hard set the severs on the one gateway and the dhcp option  set for the other gateway. No real need to try and do both since your servers should be static.
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    While you enable DHCP you can dedicate it with a Gateway server as well.

    Configuring Windows Server 2008 DHCP Servers

    The next screen provides the option to configure DHCP options (such as default gateway, DNS and WINS servers) which will be provided to clients along with the dynamic IP address. If the yes option is selected, the wizard will present a series of screens where these options may be specified if required. On each screen enter the appropriate information, or leave the page blank if the option is required (for example not all configurations require a WINS server). If "no" is selected the wizard will skip to the Activate Scope screen where, as the name suggests, the new scope may be activated. Once activated the wizard may be closed. The new scope is now defined and active

    - Rancy
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    This type of traffic shaping is really best done by your router/firewall.  What type of device are you using?


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