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DHCP on Server using 169.254.xx.xx as a reference to the Server instead of the Serve Name, This address is not the IP address of the Server.

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Using Windows Server 2012, Server is DNS, DHCP and AD DS. Server is referencing 169.254.xx.xx as the DHCP Server Name instead of actual server Name. Note the Server also has an entirely different IP e.g. 192.168.1.10.

Everything is working fine between workstationsand server, no known issues.
I know the 169.254.xx.xx range is reserved by Microsoft for private network addressing and that whn an address can't be found (DHCP) it uses the 169.254.x.x range.

Can anyone give me any clues as to why this is happening. Souns like the server address couldn't be found so MS is substituting it with 169.254.xx.xx.

All workstations use 192.168.xx.xx range and are listed in DHCP as such.

Regards
Gary
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You have any other network adapters on that server that are enabled but not connected?

If you do go ahead and disable them. Restart afterwards to clear that name.
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Than you very much.
I did have another network card enabled but not being used. Have disabled, rebooted and problem fixed.

Can you point me to somewhere (or explain) why the 2nd Network card being enabled but not used would cause this issue?

Thanks.
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