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Small Business Server (SBS) clients are unable to find the SBS server or any resources registered with WINS, especially if there is a router on the LAN between the clients and the SBS server.
The SBS automated setup program configures the DHCP scope with the address range of 10.0.0.x with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
No other supporting options, such as the addresses of WINS servers, the DNS domain name, and the router (default gateway) address, are set.
To work around this problem, use the DHCP Options menu in DHCP Manager to add the following options to the default DHCP scope for improved functionality. Except for router all other options can be added as global options; the router option is added as a Scope option.
NOTE: Global options apply to all subnets. Scope options apply to the particular scope for which they are configured.
To force clients to renew their IP information, do the following, depending on the client's operating system.
These changes should be made if there will be RAS clients on your network.