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On a client/server network, what computer intiates the process of assigning an IP address through DHCP?
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Depends how the network is set up.

A single computer can be set up as a DHCP server for other computers (this is how Internet Connection Sharing in Windows works) and others request an IP address off of it.

In another instance which is done at home, a router does the DHCP handling.
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in a true Client/Server network your domain controller generally handles all dhcp and dns services.
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