I am activating DCHP on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Seems faily straightforward -
1) Install the DCHP role
2) Configure the address range
3) Deactivate DCHP on the router
I guess thats it for the server.
One question - how do the domain attached clients find the (DCHP) server.
I am thinking that I will put a primary and Secondary DNS in the router -
1. The DNS of the server (xxx.local)
and 2. A DNS for the WWW (eg. Googles 188.8.131.52)..
The reason I'm doing this is that we occasionally seem to have a client looses the server, eg. Cannot even ping the server although it will contact the WWW, so my idea is to let the server control both DCHP and DNS.
If I let the network adapters on the DOMAIN PCs take the default settings (ie. no manual settings) will they be able to contact the server, or should I put the servers IP address as the default DNS?