Reservations in Split Scopes

Split scopes are generally used to provide high-availability in a DHCP Server deployment, so that if one server goes down, another server is available from which clients continue to obain an IP address lease. Lets take an example how Split scopes are created.We have the range from to and we want to configure the split scope…


Unable to obtain IP address on Vista machine – Here are steps to debug

1. Verify output of ipconfig command that it showing at least one interface wired or wireless connected to your machine.  2. Verify output of ipconfig/all showing DHCP is enabled on that interface. DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes 3. Verify DHCP client service is running on your machine. Run command…


Finding Client Info based on MAC address.

There is a DHCP Server management API DhcpGetClientInfo()  with which DHCPUser can get the information about DHCP Clients.  There are three way to figure out the information for the client with the above API. The first one is by specifing ClientIPAddress in DHCP_SEARCH_INFO structure. The second way is by specifing the ClientName in DHCP_SERACH_INFO structure….


DHCP Server Callout DLL for MAC Address based filtering

DHCP Server team is excited to announce that the much appreciated and loved feature, MAC Address based filtering, (previously provided by this callout dll) is now a part of Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP Server. Check out the blog.        The MAC Address filtering feature in Windows Server 2008 R2,   has provision for both Allow and Deny lists,…