I'm having a problem in my VMware environment with a client PC obtaining an IP from my DHCP server. The server scope has been set to 192.168.10.1-.254 with an exclusion range for .1-.10 and the server is authorized. Everytime I start up the client PC it grabs a 192.168.81.132 address. If I do and ipconfig /all, the DNS server IP is correct and it says that DHCP is enabled. I'm not NAT'ing this environment, it's totally shut off from the outside world so I know it's not getting an IP from my home router. If I flush the DNS cache and the release and renew the IP it will pick up an address from the DHCP server, but only sometimes. I'm at a total loss! It's really annoying having to fiddle with this everytime I want to fire up my lab. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.