I have a machine at work that is getting a conflicting IP address message. The machine is setup for DHCP. I have done an IPCONFIG /RELEASE and /RENEW on it but DHCP likes to keep handing back the same IP address it previously had.
My guess is someone set a machine somewhere with a static IP and DHCP thinks that is a free address and keeps handing it out. While finding the machine with the incorrect static address is being looked in to I was wondering if there is a way to ask for a new IP address from the DHCP server and force the DHCP server to choose an entirely different address rather than the one it keeps handing out.
Any way to do that?
(FYI: Fiddling with the scope on the DHCP server is not an option as we do not have control/access to it)