Limit DHCP leasing

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Craig Wilson, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Craig Wilson

    Craig Wilson Guest

    How can I limit DHCP addresses leasing to only give out addresses to PC's
    that are in AD?

    Craig Wilson
    ICT Network Manager
    Moorside High School
    Manchester, UK
    Craig Wilson, Apr 5, 2006
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  2. Craig Wilson

    Bill Grant Guest

    You can't really. DHCP is a basic system that works on broadcasts.

    You could always configure the non-AD machines manually.
    Bill Grant, Apr 6, 2006
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  3. Craig Wilson

    Bill Grant Guest

    The basic problem is that DHCP doesn't know anything about AD. When you
    start up a machine which is connected to the network (or plug in a machine
    which is running), it sends a broadcast on the wire to find a DHCP server.
    The DHCP server then replies with an offer. There is nothing sent about even
    what sort of machine it is or what OS it is running. It is all very low
    level stuff, so there is really no way to control what happens.

    If you want to limit who can use your network or control what they can
    or can't do, DHCP isn't the tool to use.
    Bill Grant, Apr 7, 2006
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