I have installed server 2008 as per the forums guide for wds, on a PC with the NIC connected to a switch and set the nic ip to 192.168.0.1 with the intention of just deploying windows images to machines plugged into the switch via pxe. I have set dns ip to the same as the nic 192.168.0.1
When I boot the client it gets as far as the mac and guid line then dhcp four dots and eventually fails saying it cant get dhcp or proxydhcp.
If I ping 192.168.0.1 from the client it does not return.
I have done ipconfig to check the nic address is 192.168.0.1 and I have disabled the windows firewall.
What can I check to try and find where my setup is failing, or what am i doing wrong?
Why cant I ping from the client an get a return? have I missed the point?
I have a poor knowledge of dns, could this be where the issue is?
I appologise if my description is confusing but I am a server 2008 noob and my networking knowledge is very basic.