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In an Active Directory set up, which is the server that issues the DHCP and DNS IP when clients do an auto detect connection settings?


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Whichever server is setup as the DHCP server. Installing AD does not install DHCP for you. You must install DHCP on a server or enable it on your router or firewall. The DHCP service is what gives out IP addresses and DNS server addresses.

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