DHCP Over VPN Win2K3

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DHCP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Network Configuration
Remote access
Remote desktop
VPN
VPN Tunnel
I have successfully set up my Windows 2k3 DHCP server on my local network. There's no domain, so everything is set up in a workgroup. I only need the server for laptops that travel between our home office where the server works, and our remote office, where none of the laptops are picking up their IP Addresses. I have the scope options configured correctly and I've made sure the router and IP Address range are set up with the router IP address of our remote location, but I'm still not able to get a workstation to pickup an IP Address. The VPN Tunnel is always on, so I can ping the server from our remote office, and can even remote into it through remote desktop. What I'm wondering is if this might have something to do with the VPN setup on our remote office router. I did have this setup woring before on a different win2k server, and had no problems. When I switched to the windows 2k3 server, I'm stuck not being able to get the address through to the remote office. Any Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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DHCP is a broadcast protocol. As such, it is typically isolated to a local network. This means that it will not easily cross network boundaries without additional configuration. This configuration is usually enabling DHCP helper or DHCP relay on the devices between the network boundaries. This means that you will need to enable DHCP relay on the “home office” router and on the remote site router. This configuration will vary from vendor to vendor. You will need to check with your router vendor documentation to see how to configure this option.

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