Activate a DHCP Scope

Updated: November 17, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to activate a DHCP scope to make it available to DHCP clients.

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

  1. Open the DHCP console.

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

  3. On the Action menu, click Activate.

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.

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