IPv4 - DHCP Relay Agent - Interface - Properties Page

Updated: February 13, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Use this dialog box to configure DHCP relay agent options for a specified interface.

 

Dialog box element Description

Relay DHCP packets

Specifies whether DHCP messages are relayed from DHCP clients on the subnet to which this interface is attached.

After you select this check box, you must configure at least one DHCP server address in DHCP Relay Agent Properties. To open that dialog box, right-click DHCP Relay Agent, and then click Properties.

Hop-count threshold

The maximum number of DHCP relay agents that will handle DHCP relayed traffic. You can also click the arrows to select a new setting. The default value is 4 hops. The maximum value is 16 hops.

Boot threshold (seconds)

The number of seconds the relay agent waits before forwarding DHCP messages. You can also click the arrows to select a new setting. The default value is 4 seconds.

This option is useful when you want a local DHCP server to respond first, but if the local DHCP server does not respond, you want to forward messages to a remote DHCP server.

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