troubleshooting Question

2 DHCP servers on a network

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We have 2 DHCP servers on our single domain. 2 different site locations connected by a VPN and of course 2 different subnets. 192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x.

Am I right in thinking that we can only have 1 dhcp server running on a given subnet? ie the clients will find the only DHCP that should be visible on their own particular subnet?

If this is so, does this mean that there is no config required to point a client at a particular DHCP server?

The reason I ask is that I have just moved DHCP from a windows 2003 server to a 2008 DC and I want to make sure as much as I can that having activated and autorised the DHCP scope, the users will, when they start their computers in the morning, pick up the new DHCP service automatically?

Many thanks.
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