How to duplicate reservations from one server to another?

The problematic scenario is the following: There are two DHCP servers serving the same set of subnets. For each of the subnets which is being served by both the servers there are two scopes one for each server. The scopes are configured in a way that the active address range in one is in the…

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All about the DHCP server callout API functions.

Ah now for the best part. I had always wanted to test this callout API thing. This is perhaps the most powerful way to leverage your Windows DHCP server. With the DHCP server callout, in a way, the whole DHCP server source code is before you for you to change and fine tune to your…

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Join me in the chat!

Hi all,My team which is involved in the development of DHCP service is preparing for a upcoming chat session titled: Configuring and Deploying DHCP with Windows Server 2003, Part 3. Date: 3/3/05 Time:  9:30 – 11am PST. Join us to discuss tips, techniques and best practices to Configure and Deploy DHCP with Windows Server 2003. This…


All about DHCP vendor classes and user classes.

Fundamentally vendor classes were introduced to re-use the option id’s in a vendor specific way. Since these are options specific to a given vendor and their scope is very limited to that vendor, it cannot afford to have a option in the list 1-255 as defined in the RFC 2132. This is because if each…

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DHCP Documentation

Documentation related to Windows DHCP Server and Client. 1) Windows Server 2003 a. Windows Server 2003 Main Technical Reference: This link has information about: I. Checklists for installing the service II.Best Practices. IIIGeneral How-to’s IV.Concepts. V.Troubleshooting for common problems. b. Netsh Command Reference: c. Icon Reference: d. Registry Reference: (Thank you Balint Toth!!) I. DHCP…

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How do you find out the instantaneous load of the DHCP server?

Many network administrators would like to know the instantaneous load on their DHCP servers. This is possible on Windows Server 2003. The downside is that this cannot be done directly via the GUI or the net shell commands. You can go to the perfmon by typing perfmon on the run window, click add counters (Ctrl-I)…