I'm using the Feb 2010 CD. Windows 2003 DHCP server
Boot with the cd and no dhcp address.
If I type "dhcpcd eth0 -n" enough times I will eventually get an address, although the first time it's usually "err, eth0: Failed to lookup hostname via DNS: Name or service not known"

The same CD works OK with a HP dc7900, dc7800, etc. It looks like they all have the same Intel e1000e nic, but maybe no?