Export (0) Print
Expand All

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

  1. Open DHCP.

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


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server/applicable superscope (if used)/applicable scope

  3. 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.

See Also

Community Additions

© 2016 Microsoft