Extend your LAN to include more sub-networks

Published: June 9, 2010

Updated: June 9, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the goals below to extend your local area network to include more subnets.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy Routing and Remote Access Service as a router. For more information, see Checklist: Installing and Configuring an RRAS Router at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193988.

To accomplish this goal, you must do one of the following:

  • Deploy a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on the new subnet. For more information, see Deploying DHCP Server at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193985.

  • Use an existing DHCP server on the first subnet to assign IP addresses to computers on the new subnet by creating a new DHCP scope and enabling DHCP relay agent on the router that connects the subnets. For more information, see Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=117634.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy a DHCP server that is configured to assign IPv6 addresses. For more information, see The DHCPv6 Protocol at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193993.

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