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About DHCP Servers and Network Discovery

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When configuring Network Discovery to discover a client, you can set it to use DHCP servers to discover DHCP clients. Although this functionality is useful, it does have some limitations.

The primary limitation to using DHCP servers for the Network Discovery method is that the site server computer$ account must have user-level security access to the DHCP server specified on the DHCP tab of the Network Discovery Properties dialog box.

This means that one of the following conditions must be true:

  • The specified server is the DHCP server of the Configuration Manager site server.

  • The computer running Network Discovery and the DHCP server are in the same domain.

  • The computer running Network Discovery and the DHCP server trust each other.

  • The site server computer$ account has the same user name and password as a local computer account on the DHCP server.

  • The site server computer$ account has the same user name and password as an account in the DHCP server's domain.

  • The site server is a member of the DHCP users group.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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