DHCP on Windows Server 2016 using 169.254.xx.xx as server name

Problem: after installing a new Windows Server 2016 machine with the DHCP role enabled, adding a DHCP server used a 169.254.x.x IP address as server name. Instead of the servers hostname… Solution: do you have more than one network adapters on the server, but are not connected? Disabling the not connected network adapters solves this […]

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What is DHCP?

As long as you’re learning about your IP address, you should learn a little about something called DHCP—which stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Why bother? Because it has a direct impact on millions of IP addresses, most likely including yours. DHCP is at the heart of assigning you (and everyone) their IP address. The […]

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