Implement and Manage a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure1 | 2 |
The client computers could not connect to a DHCP server on the network, so they assigned themselves IP addresses from the pool of addresses used for APIPA. These addresses are in the range of 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254, which is the range of addresses reserved for Microsoft for APIPA. Disabling APIPA would cause the client computers to receive all zeroes for the IP addresses.
Configuring the client computers with static IP addresses would work. However, with a large number of client computers in an enterprise, this would be a cumbersome task to maintain.
Installing a DHCP server on the subnet will provide IP addresses to the client computers, but it does not meet the goal of using as little administrative effort as possible.
Lesson: Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent
Course 2277: Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services
Troubleshooting DHCP Clients