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I am trying to set up a DHCP server on a Windows 2003 machine for a small network. I have used this guide[] to setup the DHCP server, windows is now showing me that this is now a configured role.

My question is there anything I need to do after the steps mentioned in guide. I have connected the server machine and the 3 machine i want to make a network with to a linksys router, all connetions are working but none of my machines are getting assigned an IP, I am also unable to ping the server machine.

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Why deploy a new Server 2003 box this late in its lifecycle? If at all possible, you shouldn't be using anything older than Server 2008 R2. – HopelessN00b Oct 9 '12 at 4:39
  • You may need to authorize the DHCP server if you haven't already

  • If there's a DHCP server on the LinkSys router, you'll need to turn it off

  • Make sure your server has a static IP address

  • Ensure that you've bound your DHCP server to the correct NIC

  • Make sure your server's firewall is not set to block DHCP requests

  • Issue an ipconfig /renew on one of your clients to force it to try and pick up an address from DHCP.

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