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(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.

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(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 ...

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