client cannot obtain ip address from server

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Kyle, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Kyle

    Kyle Guest

    I am setting up a win2003 server with a win2k client
    connected with a crossover cable.

    I have tcp/ip installed on each computer and the nic cards
    are both working.

    I have installed a domain controller, dns, and dhcp on the

    dhcp's scope is -

    server name is sienfeld.

    server ip address is

    dhcp server is

    under active directory users and computers I created a
    user named george w/password

    I dont know if this matters but I have not done the online
    activation yet, I just installed the

    server yesterday.

    on the client win2k computer i have obtain ip address
    automaticly, but it still gets an addres
    out of the scopes range.

    I have tried to join the doamin but win2k cannot find it.

    and neither computer can ping each other .

    I have set up workgroups before but this is my first
    attempt at a server.

    Could someone please help?

    Kyle, Dec 19, 2003
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  2. Kyle

    Al Edlund Guest

    well the easy one first. since it is a crossover cable (i.e. no router) for
    a ping to work they have to both have an IP address in the same subnet and
    since it sounds like your trying to use dhcp (and failing) you have no
    addresses to ping to. By design it shouldn't work at this point.
    So Id probably start by trying to ping on both boxs (this is the
    internal loop address) and see if the ip stacks are working internally.
    Second (assuming the inside ping works), I'd statically assign an address to
    the workstation that is in the range of the server ( ?) and using
    possibly network neighborhood see if the netbios workgroup community shows
    up (tests a little deeper into the stack and some basic connectivity stuff).
    Finally after getting that to work, I would set the workstation back to
    getting the address dynamically and debug the dhcp issues (if you still have
    Al Edlund, Dec 19, 2003
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  3. Hi,

    You said the server's IP is, but you set up a DHCP scope of -
    I recommend you delete this DHCP scope and change it to -

    Marc Reynolds
    Microsoft Technical Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Marc Reynolds [MSFT], Dec 19, 2003
  4. Kyle

    Sharad Guest

    what is that out of scope IP the client is getting?
    Sharad, Dec 19, 2003
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