DHCP unlimited reservations show as inactive

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Kelly, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Kelly

    Kelly Guest


    I hope someone can shine some light on this for me..ive done some searching
    on it but cannot find an answer.

    Due to a certain software package in use at my company each workstation has
    to have a specific ip to match with its hostname. Recently i at least
    convinced our team to use DHCP reservations, for the central management,
    instead of local static entires. This is working great. The odd thing is
    that when i change the lease duration from the default 8 hours to unlimited,
    i have valid client workstations that are showing as inactive within my
    scopes. There didnt appear to be any communications issues with these
    workstations at that time. Should I be concerned? -is this normal behavior in
    a setup such as this?

    Thank you for your help,
    Kelly, Oct 23, 2007
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    Newell White Guest

    Two things to check:

    Do these clients have DHCP for address assignment enabled in their TCP/IP

    Does the DHCP server scope or reservation have option 02 'Terminate lease
    on shutdown' enabled?
    Newell White, Oct 24, 2007
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