DHCP and Remote Access

Every client that connects to the network, including remote access clients, need an IP address. IP addresses are normally supplied by a DHCP server. On a small or simple network, IP addresses can be given statically and each remote access client can be assigned an IP address. If your RRAS server is also a DHCP server then nothing else will need to be configured since remote access clients will get a valid address from the DHCP server.

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When using a static pool of addresses for remote access clients, a DHCP relay agent will need to be installed to relay information such as DNS and WINS server addresses. If the RRAS server is on a different network from the DHCP server, a DHCP relay agent may be required depending on how you want your clients to receive IP addresses.