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Defining Scopes

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Before DHCP clients can use a DHCP server for dynamic TCP/IP configuration, you must define and activate scopes for your DHCP clients. A scope is the full, consecutive range of possible IP addresses for a subnet. The IP addresses in a scope define a single subnet on which DHCP services are offered. DHCP servers use scopes to manage network IP address distribution and the configuration of DHCP options.

Figure 2.7 shows the process for defining scopes.

Figure 2.7   Defining Scopes

Defining Scopes
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