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At our part 2, we will be talking about Windows Deployment Services in its most technical drill down. Hope you can attend and see you there!

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Thank you Montalban Rizal!

Me and Allan Magune (ASP.net/IIS MVP) did our road trip last October 8 in the mountains of Montalban Rizal.

The long (5 hour) drive was well worth it, so upon arriving, Allan immediately prepared and started his session on ASP.net and what it is about being a developer on Microsoft Technologies.

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Then after ASP.net, Allan answered some questions and did a demo on SilverLight and developing on  the newest Windows Platform Preview! His demo has awed the students, specially bringing touch enabled devices and cool gadgets!

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After that, it was my turn to talk to these folks about Server 101, what it is to be a Server Administrator and someone who manages Windows Infrastructure.

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Sharing some notes from the field with these students gave them some insight on their future jobs. I was particularly intrigued on how they asked questions about the epic “Windows vs Open Source” thingys. However, they were shocked to know I was previously on the other technology before I focused my career on Microsoft technologies and our answers to their questions – No bashing included, just hard truth. It seemed that before us, there were previous people who did a seminar about days before us having Linux and Open Source as a topic. Still students, its always your choice and we hope we gave you all the info that you need to make a good choice of career :) 

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Ending my session with now more questions, where to start to be a Windows Admin, what are certifications and how in the world can we be here in Montalban, drove all the way here but have our day job! haha 🙂

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Going home, we took a different route, thanks to Allan’s CRV we are able to navigate this scene – clearly we are in the mountains!

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No this is not our proof that we are lost.

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Thank you Allan!

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The rest of the photos are here, again thanks Montalban Rizal!

Windows Server Developer Preview – DHCP

We need a new DHCP for WDS and for connecting clients that we need to join in this domain. Lets try out Windows Server 8’s DHCP then!

DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client/server protocol that automatically provides an Internet Protocol (IP) host with its IP address and other related configuration information such as the subnet mask and default gateway. RFCs 2131 and 2132 define DHCP as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard based on Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), a protocol with which DHCP shares many implementation details. DHCP allows hosts to obtain required TCP/IP configuration information from a DHCP server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd145320(WS.10).aspx

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For lab purposes, we will install the DHCP with the AD role but DO NOT DO THIS AT PRODUCTION or ANYWHERE ELSE. Its only for Lab and test setup.

Moving on.. Click add roles.

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So on add roles and features wizard click next.

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Do a role-based installation, click next again.

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Select DHCP then next

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We do not have to install any roles and features, so click next.

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Click next again.

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I always use the wizards auto restart if required.

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Wait for it to finish, grab  a coffee or something.

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After DHCP has been installed, click Complete DHCP configuration don’t close just yet.

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On the post-install wizard, click next.

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We may need to authorize the DHCP on our Active Directory.

Stop, what is DHCP authorization again?

Starting with the release of Windows 2000, there is an Active Directory feature that prevents rogue Windows 2000-based DHCP servers from running. When a DHCP server running Windows 2000 or later starts, it first checks Active Directory to confirm its authorization to run. If the server has explicitly been authorized as a DHCP server, it is allowed to run. By default, the DHCP server checks its authorization every sixty minutes.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd296633(WS.10).aspx

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Click commit. Then close.

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Back on the dashboard, you can now see the DHCP server tab.

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To manage my new and shiny DHCP, I go to start and see the DHCP Tiles.

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Expand the contents of DHCP.

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Using DHCP, you may need to create a new Scope.

A DHCP scope consists of a pool of IP addresses on a specific subnet, such as 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254, that the DHCP server can lease to clients

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759218.aspx

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This will be for all of the clients that will be connecting.

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I will have IP addresses from 100 to 200 be assigned to these clients.

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Within the scope, you can include an exclusion. These IP’s will not be assigned.

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Lets go with 8 days.

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Click next.

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Auto assign your gateway.

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And the DNS server too.

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WINS, I don’t have (yet) on my lab.

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In order to use this Scope, you must activate it or turn it on.

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Click Finish!

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You may also want to see the newly created DHCP groups, you can check the Active Directory Users and Computers:

DHCP Groups: When you install the DHCP Server service, two domain local groups are created: DHCP Users and DHCP Administrators.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd183645(WS.10).aspx

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