Hello all. In the process of reworking our network. In the past I have always placed the DHCP server on the switch controlling that subnet. I have preferred it there because if the server goes down (which does not happen often), then DHCP is not affected. I also consider DHCP more of a network function that a server function. I have personnel here putting up the argument that it would be best to place the DHCP on our Win/3k servers and if necessary use DHCP relay either on servers on that subnet or in the router.
There again I have a problem with placing extra load on a server or router. I generally have designed/laidout networks keeping them simple and allowing an item to function in the manner it was designed to. What I am saying I try to keep networking functions on networking devices allowing my servers to function serving the requests of users.
But as I started this long-winded question, I have "more certified" personnel here now that insist on having DHCP on the servers. Particularly since Win/3k DHCP can talk to the integrated-DNS server. Just wanted to "hear" from others on their view of this matter.