Can I use Windows server 2008 as a router?

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Can I use a Windows server 2008 as a router and a DHCP relay server? If so how?

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While Microsoft servers do offer some basic IP routing, It’s best to actually use a router / firewall / Layer 3 Switch or <enter hardware device here> that is designed for that task

Additionally, the “routed solution” you choose can (usually) peform some kind of DHCP relay – via “ip helper addresses” and the like…

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  • Oluwethu
    A user in my organisation complains that she cannot connect to any net resource.i run the ipconfig command on her computer and find that the address assigned to the local area connection is 169.254.232.21.What should be done to fix the problem? which command should i used and why?
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  • Snapper70
    Any address in the 169.254.x.x is a Microsoft automatically-assigned address, which gets chosen automatically by the workstation when it has link connectivity, but no DHCP server/service capability on the network. Connect a PC to a hub NOT connected to another network (or 2 PC's back to back with a crossover cable), and you'll get these APIPA addresses.
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