If I have a Windows PC running a DHCP server. I expect it will take on order of minutes a few to boot. My network will have a variety of other devices from various vendors that will boot within seconds.
I have not found a "standard" for DHCP client retries. Will those devices timeout before the Windows DHCP server starts? If so, what is the best way to deal with that?
Clarifications: There are no Windows clients involved. The clients are industrial embedded devices such as cameras, heaters, and robots.
I am not worried about what happens if the DHCP server goes down. These are embedded devices that are all hooked to a single power source. I want to know what to do when the "factory" powers on in the morning.