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You are the network administrator at Certkiller .com. All workstations on the Certkiller .com network are configured as DHCP clients while all servers are configured with static IP addresses. A certkiller .com user complains that she cannot access any resources on the network. Other users are not experiencing this problem. You attempt to ping a Certkiller .com file server from the users computer. Pinging by both host name and IP address fails. The ipconfig command indicates an IP address of 169.254.32.10 and a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0. What is the probable cause of this problem?



A. The DHCP server is down.
B. A rouge DHCP server is on the network.
C. The user s workstation cannot connect to the DHCP server.
D. The user s workstation is configured with a static IP address.

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Asked by Brayden, Last updated: Jul 23, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

The user\ s workstation cannot connect to the dhcp server.-169.254.32.10 is and apipa address that is assigned to a dhcp client when that client cannot connect to dhcp server. in this case only the one user is having a problem therefore the other users must be able to access the dhcp server.incorrect answers:a: if the dhcp server was down, all network users computers would be experiencing the problem as they all would have apipa addresses.b: if a rouge dhcp server was enabled on the network the users computer might received its lease from the rouge dhcp server, which would not have the same address pool as the authorized dhcp server. however, it is unlikely that the rouge dhcp server would have an address pool in the 169.254.0.0 network address range. this address range is usually used for apipa and is used when the dhcp client cannot access the dhcp server.d: it is unlikely that a workstation would be assigned a static ip address pool in the 169.254.0.0 network address range. this address range is usually used for apipa and is used when the dhcp client cannot access the dhcp server.references:james chellis, paul robichaux and matthew sheltz, mcsa/mcse: windows server2003 network infrastructure implementation, management, and maintenance studyguide, sybex, alameda ca, 2003, pp. 229-230.
 

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