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DHCP Server - Windows Server 2012, Router, or both?

Go-Bruins asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-19
Hi all,

I'm building a home lab with a Windows Server 2012 and an Asus router. From the research I've done, it seems i should let the Server handle the DHCP role, and turn off DHCP on the router.

But what if I want people access to our network w/o joining the domain. For example - I'd like people to join the wireless network and be able to surf the internet. Or maybe allow access to a server folder w/o joining the domain.

How should I handle this? Do I enable DHCP Server roles on both the Server and the Router, with each handling a different pool of addressed?

Thank in advance.
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