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Add Dynamic BOOTP Client Support to a Scope

Updated: October 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to add dynamic BOOTP client support to a scope.

Membership in the Administrators or DHCP Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. Open DHCP.

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

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. For Assign IP addresses dynamically to clients of, click either Both or BOOTP only.

  6. If needed, in Lease duration for BOOTP clients, adjust the default lease length.

    The lease length is used by the DHCP server to determine how long to preserve leases made dynamically for BOOTP clients of the applicable scope.

Unlike DHCP, where clients can initiate a protocol message to release or renew their address lease, BOOTP clients can only obtain or negotiate their IP address lease at boot time. For this reason, it is recommended that you select a lease length for BOOTP clients that exceeds the time between when BOOTP clients are restarted on the network.

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