I have just began my venture into Windows server, using 2008 R2.
I have created a small lab > A server PC, two Win7 PCs, all connected via Etherned through a Linksys consumer router dumbed-down to just a switch,
So, I have added DNS and AD DS on the server, created a DC and added both Win7 PCs to the AD.
My question concerns that in order to connect the Win7 computers to the server, I had to manually assign IP addresses to both of them. And when I installed AD DS, it also installed a DHCP role. However, for whatever reason, I cannot use automaptic IP conifg on any of the Win7 computers - if I do so, it goes to an APIPA address... Isn't the DHCP on the DC supposed to assign IPs to all computers on the network? I know I am missing something, but cannot figure out what. Any help?