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Create a New DHCP Scope

Updated: May 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to create a new DHCP scope using the DHCP Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Membership in DHCP Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DHCP. The DHCP MMC opens.

  2. In DHCP, double-click the server name. For example, if the DHCP server name is DHCP-01.example.com, double-click DHCP-01.example.com.

  3. Right-click IPv4, and then click New Scope. The New Scope Wizard opens.

  4. In Welcome to the New Scope Wizard, click Next.

  5. In Scope Name, in Name, type a name for the scope. For example, type Subnet-02.

  6. In Description, type a description for the new scope, and then click Next.

  7. In IP Address Range, do the following:

    1. In Start IP address, type the IP address that is the first IP address in the range. For example, type 10.10.10.1.

    2. In End IP address, type the IP address that is the last IP address in the range. For example, type 10.10.10.254. Values for Length and Subnet mask are entered automatically, based on the IP address you entered for Start IP address.

    3. If necessary, modify the values in Length or Subnet mask, as appropriate for your addressing scheme.

    4. Click Next.

  8. In Add Exclusions, do the following:

    1. In Start IP address, type the IP address that is the first IP address in the exclusion range. For example, type 10.10.10.1.

    2. In End IP address, type the IP address that is the last IP address in the exclusion range, For example, type 10.10.10.15.

  9. Click Add, and then click Next.

  10. In Lease Duration, modify the default values for Days, Hours, and Minutes, as appropriate for your network, and then click Next.

  11. In Configure DHCP Options, select Yes, I want to configure these options now, and then click Next.

  12. In Router (Default Gateway), do one of the following:

    • If you do not have routers on your network, click Next.

    • In IP address, type the IP address of your router or default gateway. For example, type 10.10.10.10. Click Add, and then click Next.

  13. In Domain Name and DNS Servers, do the following:

    1. In Parent domain, type the name of the DNS domain that clients use for name resolution. For example, type example.com.

    2. In Server name, type the name of the DNS computer that clients use for name resolution. For example, type AD-DNS-01.

    3. Click Resolve. The IP address of the DNS server is added in IP address. Click Add, wait for DNS server IP address validation to complete, and then click Next.

  14. In WINS Servers, do one of the following:

    • If you do not have WINS servers on your network, click Next.

    • If you have one or more WINS servers deployed on your network, for each WINS server: In Server name, type the name of the WINS server. For example, type WINS-01. Click Resolve. The IP address of the WINS server is added in IP address. Click Add, and then click Next.

  15. In Activate Scope, do one of the following:

    • To automatically activate the scope immediately after the steps in the New Scope Wizard are complete, select Yes, I want to activate this scope now.

    • To manually activate the scope later by using the DHCP MMC, select No I will activate this scope later.

  16. Click Next, and then click Finish.

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