Activate 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 activate a scope
In the console tree, click the applicable scope.
DHCP/applicable DHCP server/applicable superscope (if used)/applicable scope
- DHCP/applicable DHCP server/applicable superscope (if used)/applicable scope
On the Action menu, click Activate.
To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.
Activating a scope is needed only for new scopes to start lease distribution. You must activate a scope to make it available for DHCP clients.
Do not activate a scope until you specify the options you want.
The Action menu command changes to Deactivate when the selected scope is currently activated. Do not deactivate a scope unless you are retiring it permanently from use on your network.
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.