Setting up reservation for dual-boot PC in DHCP

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Hurricane Andrew, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Is there any way to set up a DHCP reservation for a dual boot PC with a
    single NIC in W2K3? I knew it would have been too easy to simply set up a
    single reservation for both the XP and Vista environment. That led to the
    wonderful BAD_ADDRESS problem.

    Has anyone had any luck in establishing this type of setup?
     
    Hurricane Andrew, Sep 14, 2007
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  2. Reservations in DHCP have nothing to do with the Operating System.
    Reservations in DHCP are based on the MAC Address,...the machines has the
    same MAC address no matter which OS is running.

    The most direct approach is to statically asign the IP# in at least one of
    the OS's. It would need to be an Excluded IP# that won't be given out by
    DHCP.

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    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
     
    Phillip Windell, Sep 14, 2007
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  3. Yeah, I realize that it's OS independent, but I wanted to avoid statically
    assigning an IP. The PC in question is a laptop, and will be used in several
    different locations in our company. Each of our locations is on a different
    subnet (10.10.11.xxx, 10.10.12.xxx, 10.10.13.xxx). Our IP scheme dictates
    that IP addresses are issued based on the use of the PC, so that we know the
    manager's PC at location 11 will be 10.10.11.21, and at location 17 it will
    be 10.10.17.21. Similarly, laptop IP's are issued the same way, with each
    individual's laptop being assigned the same final octet.

    Since the laptop will be connecting at multiple locations, with a different
    3rd octet, we really don't want to set a static IP address, and force the
    user to manually change that static IP address depending on the location they
    are at.


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    "Hurricane" Andrew
    Milford, DE


     
    Hurricane Andrew, Sep 14, 2007
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  4. Then you are probably screwed. This is one negative effect of duel booting.

    The only thing I can think of is if the laptop has two nics (like one wired
    and one wireless), then each OS could use a different Nic and have the other
    Nic disabled.

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    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
     
    Phillip Windell, Sep 14, 2007
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