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MOAC Server Configuration Lab 3

MOAC Server Configuration Lab 3

Author: Jacob Sorem

After completing this lab, you should be able to:

  • Install and configure the DHCP Server role
  • Manage the DHCP Server role
  • (Optional) Install and configure the DHCP Server role on a Server Core computer

DHCP is the wonderful feature that allows computers to automatically connect to the network, get certain information like the default gateway and DNS, and reach the Internet without IT Support intervention.

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Lab 3 Setup

There are a couple of things I recommend configuring in VirtualBox to set up for this class dealing with networking. In particular, depending on where you are, setting up a DHCP server can trigger security warnings of a rogue DHCP server. By making these configuration changes, you will avoid issues with assigning IP addresses on your network.

Exercise 3.1 Installing the DHCP Server Role (Part 1)

Part 1 goes through step 9

Make sure your server has at least one NIC set to a static IP address

Exercise 3.1 (Part 1) Questions

After step 3

Question 1: What is the name of the computer you are working from?

Exercise 3.1 (Part 2)

Configuring the first scope in DHCP

Make sure the scope you set up has the same network ID as the static IP

Exercise 3.1 Questions (Part 2)

After step 11

Question 2: What is the default lease duration of a Wired subnet type?

After step 15

Question 3: What are three recommendations listed in Server Manager for managing the DHCP Server role?

Exercise 3.2 Confirming DHCP Server Functionality

Now, we will test to make sure DHCP is functioning

Exercise 3.2 Questions

After step 3

Question 4: What is the name of the computer you are working from?

After step 6

Question 5: What IP addressing settings are currently configured?

After step 11

Question 6: Is the computer currently configured for DHCP?  How can you tell?

Question 7: What is the IP Address of the DHCP server from which W2K12yy-even has obtained its IP address?

Question 8: If the answer to #7 was not the IP address of the W2K12xx-odd computer, why might this have happened?

Exercise 3.3 Managing the DHCP Server Role (Parts A to D)

Exercise 3.3 Questions (Parts A to D)

Part A, After step 2

Question 9: What nodes appear underneath the DHCP scope that you created in Exercise 3.1?

After step 4

Question 10: What appears in the IP address box?

Part B, After step 2

Question 11: What value is configured in the DNS Servers: line?

Part D, After step 2

Question 12: What value is configured in the DNS Servers: line?

Exercise 3.3 (Parts E to I)

Exercise 3.3 Questions (Parts E to I)

Part E, After step 2

Question 13: What is the default location for DHCP server backups?

Part F, After step 2

Question 14: What IP address is configured on the W2K12yy-even computer?

Part H, After step 2

Question 15: What appears in the IP address text box?

Lab 3 Cleanup

We will basically be removing all the DHCP settings and Role and resetting both computers to static IP addresses.

Note: you can also revert to a snapshot if you wish to save time. However I recommend going through this cleanup as it is good experience.

Also, you may want to take a snapshot before the cleanup tasks in case you want to come back to this point. It is not necessary, but could be helpful.