I have a Windows 7 laptop on a local domain (abcd.local). The DC and server is a Windows Server 2008 Standard machine. Approx 50 devices on the network (computers, printers, phones etc.). Server is the DHCP server.
The laptop is often taken off site, but is back on the local domain usually at least once a week.
Starting this week, the laptop connects to the network but does not get an IP address from the DHCP server. I've tried both LAN and WIFI, no difference. I removed/reinstalled the LAN network driver in the laptop. Also did the various resets (netsh commands etc.). Disabled the antivirus. No luck.
I can set a static IP on the laptop and all is good. This is a problem for offsite however.
How do I troubleshoot this? When can I look on the server to see if it has a problem with the laptop, for example.
Any help greatly appreciated!