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Remove a scope

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To remove a scope

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable scope.


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server/applicable superscope (if used)/applicable scope

  3. On the Action menu, click Delete.

  4. When prompted, click Yes to delete the scope.


  • Before removing a scope, be sure to have deactivated the scope long enough to migrate clients to a different scope. To migrate clients, either wait for 50% of the configured scope lease time to elapse or manually renew clients in another active scope. Once all clients have been moved or forced to seek leases in another scope, you can safely remove the inactive scope.


  • To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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