Hi all, not posted ina while (again) but can no longer ignore the red writing in the header telling me that fact every time every time I visit to read everybody elses posts!! However, I do have a genuine question as I am trying to understand the network that my employer is using. About 5 weeks ago I finally got out of the job hell that I was in and now work for a large public sector body but, unfortunetly, still not in an IT position. I am now just a regualr user (no admin rights) and therefore my computer rights are limited but in an effort to understand the network around me, I started off by running IPconfig and found somehting that surprised me - they do not appear to be using DHCP. Now, the organisiton has a very large commitment to IT with perhaps upwards of 1000 machines plus other IT equipment in a number of offices around the county and I fully expected them to use DHCP. The IP address assigned to my pc appears to be static (no lease information displayed). Am I missing something?