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Thread: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

  1. #1
    Matias Hohl Guest

    Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Hello everybody

    I'm a newbie in Windows Server 2003 and don't know how to configure the
    following...

    I have a server connected to our domain (one the first NIC). Now I would
    like to configure
    this server to provide IP addresses to clients connected on the second NIC
    of the server.
    I already know how to configure DHCP so that IPs are only provided on the
    second NIC.
    My problem now... I don't receive IP addresses on the client.

    My goals are...
    - to reach that my server acts as a DHCP and PXE server for the clients
    connected on the second NIC
    - that the clients connected to the second NIC can access my domain
    resources (that means,
    that I have to configure a routing - but I don't know how)

    Further information:
    - The server is not a DNS server nor a domain controller
    - The first NIC has the static IP address 10.49.182.137
    - The second NIC has the static IP address 10.49.182.139 (but this can be
    changed if necessary)

    Please let me know what further information you need to be able to help me.

    Thanks a lot
    Mat



  2. #2
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Hello Matias,

    I can recommend to buy a small switch and do not multihome your server with
    2 NIC's with different ip's. Prevents you for a lot of problems.
    Also for the PXE part, what will you achive? Using of RIS 2003 or WDS 2003SP2?
    Then you need in your network Active Directory services, DNS server, DHCP
    server.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Hello everybody
    >
    > I'm a newbie in Windows Server 2003 and don't know how to configure
    > the following...
    >
    > I have a server connected to our domain (one the first NIC). Now I
    > would
    > like to configure
    > this server to provide IP addresses to clients connected on the second
    > NIC
    > of the server.
    > I already know how to configure DHCP so that IPs are only provided on
    > the
    > second NIC.
    > My problem now... I don't receive IP addresses on the client.
    > My goals are...
    > - to reach that my server acts as a DHCP and PXE server for the
    > clients
    > connected on the second NIC
    > - that the clients connected to the second NIC can access my domain
    > resources (that means,
    > that I have to configure a routing - but I don't know how)
    > Further information:
    > - The server is not a DNS server nor a domain controller
    > - The first NIC has the static IP address 10.49.182.137
    > - The second NIC has the static IP address 10.49.182.139 (but this can
    > be
    > changed if necessary)
    > Please let me know what further information you need to be able to
    > help me.
    >
    > Thanks a lot
    > Mat




  3. #3
    Matias Hohl Guest

    Re: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Hello Meinolf

    Thanks for your reply.

    For the PXE part I want to install the TFTP service and transfer
    a simple DOS 6.22 bootdisk. I have some switches, but how do
    you mean that I can configure it to reach my goal?

    The problem is that we have a big environment in our office.
    Until now my server was only a little file server for two users.
    Now this users need to have a separate DHCP server because
    they need a different PXE boot file as in the rest of our environment.

    I really don't know how to configure that...

    Regards
    Mat



  4. #4
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Hello Matias,

    If you use one subnet like you do, the easiest part is to connect all machines
    to the switch, including the router (if available). Then any machine can
    connect to each other, for the server choose only one NIC and disable the
    other or use some teaming software, which allows you to use both NIC's with
    one ip address. The router ip address will be set as default gateway on all
    NIC's.

    So the clients should only get the DOS6.22 files to the machines or what
    will you achive with the DOS copy from the tftp server?


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

    > Hello Meinolf
    >
    > Thanks for your reply.
    >
    > For the PXE part I want to install the TFTP service and transfer
    > a simple DOS 6.22 bootdisk. I have some switches, but how do
    > you mean that I can configure it to reach my goal?
    > The problem is that we have a big environment in our office.
    > Until now my server was only a little file server for two users.
    > Now this users need to have a separate DHCP server because
    > they need a different PXE boot file as in the rest of our environment.
    > I really don't know how to configure that...
    >
    > Regards
    > Mat




  5. #5
    Matias Hohl Guest

    Re: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Dear Meinolf

    First I want to thank you for your help...

    I think I have to place my problem in the german newsgroups because
    I can't explain my problem very good in english. I give a last try...

    We have 30 clients in the same subnet. All members of our domain.
    In the same subnet there I also my server. 2 of this 30 clients should
    receive
    another PXE boot server than the other 28. But I can't configure the other
    DHCP servers or anything else of the rest of the domain. Only my server and
    maybe
    a switch. Thath means that the other 28 clients have to receive the standard
    PXE boot file from our domain. Now I would like to configure my server as a
    DHCP
    server to serve this 2 clients with a DHCP IP address and with the wanted
    boot file.

    I hope you understood my problem... else tell me what's not clear.

    Best regards
    Mat



  6. #6
    CuppaT Guest

    Re: Server 2003. Problem: How to configure DHCP and PXE

    Hi Matias,

    You don't need to have a second PXE/RIS/WDS/DHCP server for your
    requirements, point all clients at the same PXE/RIS/WDS server, add your
    'different' boot disk as an operating system and use the OSChooser menu to
    select the different image for those two machines.

    "Matias Hohl" wrote:

    > Dear Meinolf
    >
    > First I want to thank you for your help...
    >
    > I think I have to place my problem in the german newsgroups because
    > I can't explain my problem very good in english. I give a last try...
    >
    > We have 30 clients in the same subnet. All members of our domain.
    > In the same subnet there I also my server. 2 of this 30 clients should
    > receive
    > another PXE boot server than the other 28. But I can't configure the other
    > DHCP servers or anything else of the rest of the domain. Only my server and
    > maybe
    > a switch. Thath means that the other 28 clients have to receive the standard
    > PXE boot file from our domain. Now I would like to configure my server as a
    > DHCP
    > server to serve this 2 clients with a DHCP IP address and with the wanted
    > boot file.
    >
    > I hope you understood my problem... else tell me what's not clear.
    >
    > Best regards
    > Mat
    >
    >
    >


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