Create a new 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 create a new scope
In the console tree, click the applicable DHCP server.
DHCP/applicable DHCP server
- DHCP/applicable DHCP server
On the Action menu, click New Scope.
Follow the instructions in the New Scope Wizard.
To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.
Before you create the scope, determine starting and ending IP addresses to be used within it.
Depending on the starting and ending IP addresses for your scope, the DHCP console suggests a default subnet mask useful for most networks. If you know a different subnet mask is required for your network, you can modify the value as needed.
When you finish creating a new scope, you might need to complete additional tasks, such as activating the scope for use or assigning scope options.
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.