i know setting static ip' works on this machine. Would you know why it can't communicate with the dhcp?
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset -log
netsh winsock reset catalog
To reset the stack but it still gives me a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address after rebooting :-(
I'm going to use your above suggestion as my last resort because i know for a fact the LAN has less than 50 users connected.