the difference between 169.254.x.x vs

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DHCP & IPAM General Networking
I am a little confused with the difference between the computer gets 169.254.x.x or I know that if the computer gets 169.254.x.x ip which means it is unable to contact dhcp server. But is the same situation? If yes, what is the difference between them two? Is 169.254.x.x got from the computer itself?

Can someone explain the difference to me? I greatly appreciate it!!!!

Windows DHCP
Windows DHCP
Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization's network.
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  1. Dave Patrick 418.3K Reputation points MVP

    listening on means the service is listening on all the configured network interfaces. 169.254.x.x is an APIPA address auto assigned and means that the DHCP server is not reachable

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