I have a problem with my DHCP server configuration in Windows 2000.
I have configured the scope to have a lease duration of 7 days. I have Win98, Me and Win2000 Pro clients on the network.
The problem is while the win2000 clients are booting up, if they cannot find the DHCP server, they assign themselves with the automatic ip range 169.254.x.x. evenif the lease had not expired. But the other win98 and Me clients work with the ip address they received from the server till the lase expires.
Is there any way to make the win2000 systems also to work like 98 & me so that the network connectivity is retained evenif the DCHP server is down while they are booting up. Or is this the way win2000 behaves.
Thanks in advance.