DHCP Question

I never really thought about it but if you static IP a workstation and turn it off for let's say a week. Then the DHCP server assigns that IP address to another workstation what happens when the static IP workstation gets turned on?
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LockDown32OwnerAsked:
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
If you get the same address allocated you get an IP address conflict and will need to change one of them.
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VDGinfoCommented:
This is why it's always best to specify your DHCP range so you can keep your static IP's out of that range. If you need help with setting up a range for your DHCP feel free to share what type of system the server is and I'll add the steps to follow.
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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I have been a victim of copier dudes. I set a DHCP range and have an Excel spreadsheet with all my static IP addresses but... in comes the POS people. They need a static IP address and rather then picking up the phone and asking me for one they pick one of their choosing and of course it is right in the middle of my DHCP range.

That being said I am still looking for an answer to the original question.....
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VDGinfoCommented:
The answer is as Om Namah Shivaya said, you will get an IP address conflict and one of the two machines will not communicate on your network.

Personally I would make it very clear with the POS people that if they want to provide service, they need to work "with" you and not alone! My 2 cents.

If they refuse to change the static IP, you can also setup a reservation for that IP so as to block its use by the DHCP server.
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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
OK. I assumed it would give a IP conflict warning. Just wanted to make sure. I agree. These third party vendors like copiers and POS need a big lesson in courtesy. This happens all the time. Thanks guys.
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