Explore BrainMass

benefits of the DHCP server and its relation to the Active Directory Domain

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

(a) Discuss the benefits of the DHCP server and its relation to the Active Directory Domain.
(b) Discuss the benefits of WINS server.
(c) Discuss installation issues and installation parameters for each server.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 8:56 pm ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Please see attached file.

(a) Discuss the benefits of the DHCP server and its relation to the Active Directory Domain

Prevents IP address conflicts by preventing the use of previously assigned IP addresses.

? Reduces the time spent configuring and reconfiguring computers by selecting the DHCP server to supply a full range of additional configuration values when assigning address leases.

? Prevents clients?such as users with mobile or portable computers who change locations frequently?from missing updates by using the lease renewal process.

? Reliable IP address configuration. DHCP minimizes configuration errors caused by manual IP address configuration, such as typographical errors, or address conflicts caused by the assignment of an IP address to more than one computer at the same time.

? Reduced network administration. DHCP includes the following features to reduce network administration:

? Centralized and automated TCP/IP configuration.

? The ability to define TCP/IP configurations from a central location.

? The ability to assign a full range of additional TCP/IP configuration values by means of DHCP options.

? The efficient handling of IP address changes for clients that must be updated frequently, such as those for portable computers that move to different locations on a wireless network.

? The forwarding of initial DHCP messages by using a DHCP relay agent, thus eliminating the need to have a DHCP server on every subnet.

relation to active directory domain:
In Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000, the DHCP Server service is integrated with Active Directory to provide authorization for DHCP servers. An unauthorized DHCP server on a network can disrupt network operations by allocating incorrect addresses or configuration options. A DHCP server that is a domain controller or a member of an Active Directory domain queries Active Directory for the list of authorized servers (identified by IP address). If its own IP address is not in the list of authorized DHCP servers, the DHCP Server service does not complete its startup sequence and automatically shuts down.

This is a common issue for network administrators who attempt to install and configure a DHCP server in an Active Directory environment without first authorizing the server.

For a DHCP server that is not a member of the Active Directory domain, the DHCP Server service sends a broadcast DHCPInform message to request information about the root Active ...

Solution Summary

This job discusses benefits of the DHCP server and its relation to the Active Directory Domain.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Networking, Internetworking, and Security Windows 2003

You are in the role of a consultant. Provide a document fitting for your client. Include all the information that your client will find useful. Be sure to respond to the questions posed directly. But remember, as in any consulting engagement, the client may not have asked all the questions so make sure you consider the entire project. Include any assumptions that you make with regard to this project. Use a report-like format. Do not use a Q&A format. Your document length should be 3-5 pages. As always, double space your document and include your references using proper citation techniques

You have been hired by a large restaurant called Habibi's. Habibi's has a small network of 20 client workstations and a Windows Server 2003. Seven of those workstations are inside the restaurant and are used by the table servers to place customer orders. Three of the workstations are used by the owner and the management staff, and the rest are in the kitchen for the chef's staff.

During Phase One of this project, your job is to set up the Windows Server 2003 and train two of the management staff on its operation.

1. Currently there is only one restaurant location. In the near future, Habibi's will open another branch. Explain how you would work with the current management staff to determine how to set up groups now that will enable them to be ready for the future expansion. What natural groupings can you identify, and how would you implement them in terms of domain local, global, and universal groups?

2. The chef is very temperamental, and one of the guarantees that have been made is that only he will have access to the server folders that will contain his secret recipes. Using some or all of the following tools, explain how you would set up access and security on his folders.

o Groups

o User rights

o Attributes

o Permissions

3. The table servers need access to two shared folders that will enable them to place orders from any of the seven workstations available to them. Explain how you would set up security on these folders.

4. The two management staff members need training how to set up shared folders will access permissions and share permission security. Develop a set of instructions to help them understand how to set these up.


Describe the GUI and command line utilities that you might use in creating and managing users, assigning them to global groups, assigning the global groups to domain local groups and granting domain local groups permissions, should Habibi's grow to a national chain of restaurants. Try to envision and describe different scenarios where different utilities might be very useful.The deliverable length should be approximately 4-5 paragraphs. The assignment should not be submitted in the form of a Word document.Don't forget to include your references! These references add credibility to your statements and support your statements. Stating information obtained from other sources requires listing the reference. Re-state that information using your own words. Extracted information must be denoted as such using quotes or some other way to give credit to the original author

View Full Posting Details