Feb 132009
 

Sometimes your Windows Vista will fail to obtain an IP Address from a DHCP server like your Broadband or Wireless router. This is due to a design change in Windows Vista. Unlike in Windows XP (and in the later Windows 7 Beta), Windows Vista DHCP Discovery packets have Broadcast flag enabed by default. This means some of the routers or devices acting as a DHCP server which doesn't support Broadcast flag set in incoming DHCP discovery packetsmay fail to serve the Windows Vista machine with an IP Address.

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Oct 062008
 

Have you ever wondered where the network configuration settings like IP Address Subnet mask or the same settings provided by your DHCP server (propably your home broadband router) on a network interface or a wireless interface are stored on your computer?

Undoubtedly, these are stored in the Windows registry. While there is no need to change any of these values from Windows Registry as it is good enough to make the changes network settings, it is still good enough to where they are and what the related registry keys are.

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Jul 142008
 


In Windows Server 2008, we can setup the DHCP Server role and configure DHCP paramters including Scope, IP Range etc and the startup type all from command line. This is especially useful, if you are using Windows Server Core installation.

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Jul 132008
 


In Windows Server 2008 Core installation, the only way to setup IP Address eithe Static or DHCP is from the command line. The following procedure helps setting the IP Address from the command Line using “netsh”. This procedure works in Windows Server 2008 (No core installation as well), Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

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Mar 222008
 

We recently ran into this problem wherein the DHCP MMC started throwing errors anytime we try to launch it. After a good length of troubleshooting, we found that the number of reservations on the DHCP were 87.

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