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You installed and booted many additional PCs over the weekend in preparation for Monday morning. Later that morning, as staff arrive, you learn that they are unable to log in. Their computers appear to be unwilling to connect. You investigate and discover that each defective workstation has an IP address of 169.254.x.x. What are you going to look at next?

A DHCP scope.

With so many new systems being added and already booted, the DHCP scope, which is a valid range of IP addresses available to client-based systems on a certain subnet, is likely to be too little for the amount of systems requesting IP addresses. To resolve the issue, broaden the DHCP scope.

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