Specify a Finite Lifetime for a Multicast Scope

Updated: October 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

By default, multicast scopes do not expire. When created, they exist until they are manually removed. This procedure, however, can be used to provide a means of having the DHCP server automatically remove the multicast scope at an appointed future date and time.

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 multicast scope.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Lifetime tab.

  5. For Multicast scope lifetime, click Multicast scope expires on.

  6. Specify a date and time when the multicast scope is to be expired and removed from the applicable DHCP server.

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