DHCP setup on Windows Server 2012
Posted on 2016-09-15
I have a new server at home and I've loaded Windows Server 2012 R2. All of the clients are still OFF the domain so they don't know it exists in that sense. My setup is Router --> HP Switch --> NAS/PCs/Laptops/The Server. On that server I've added AD DS and DNS so far. I am adding DHCP but have a few questions:
1. I know you're supposed to turn OFF DHCP on the router before activating it on the server. My question is, if the PCs/Laptops are not added to the domain, will they be able to "see" the Server DHCP service? Is it the domain that creates that "connection"?
2. If I setup a DHCP scope of 192.168.11.100-200, is it ok to have the gateway and the server on 192.168.11.1 and .2 (aka outside of the scope)?
3. Based on the above, where should the HP switch be (in or out of the scope)? Or does it matter, similar to the Router/Server in #2 above.
4. How about devices (like, say, an alarm panel that connects to Wifi), how will it know to look for the "new" DHCP server vs my router? Or does the DHCP server kind of monitor the network and accept requests from new devices automatically?
Thank you all