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DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

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I know that sounds confusing, and believe me it is.  I am fairly new to Windows 2000 Server but here is what I am trying to do.  I have my DHCP server with an address of 192.168.2.52, yet I want the scope to hand out addresses in the range of 10.0.2.100 to 10.0.2.200.  I set it up and can get a few clients to get addresses in that range, but if the are released and renewed I either get and "can't find DHCP server" error or a denial of access error in trying to renew.  First of all, is this even possible? Or does the DHCP server need to be on the same subnet?  I have IP helper addresses in my Cisco 2611 to point to the 192.168.2.52 address, but it does not seem to be working.  Ok, now that I have exposed my ignorance, can any one enlighten me?

RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

I'm pretty sure the DHCP server needs to be in the same subnet as the scope it's serving. If you can't change the IP of the server, try adding a secondary IP address for the server in the 10.0.2.0 subnet. It's set the advanced properties of TCP/IP on the server.

RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

Not possible. How can the machines talk to the DHCP server if they're on totally different subnets? Best bet would be to change the IP address of the DHCP server.

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RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

Yes, it can give out addresses for other subnets.  Just create the scopes on the DHCP servers and point your routers towards the DHCP server.    

The router's job is to separate broadcast domains.  The router will not forward the broadcast, but will change the packet from broadcast to unicast.  Some routers use ip helpers, or DHCP server forwarding addresses.  In addition, Microsoft uses a DHCP Relay Agent service.  

Hope this helps.

Bob

RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

I hate being wrong! Thanks for the corrections Bob!

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RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

Sorry, I skipped over the Cisco 2611 part.  If you have the ip helper address set, then the you may want to take it out and then put it back in, or reload the router.  If you have a sniffer, try watching what happens.  If not, the server's netmon should be able to see the DHCP requests coming into the server.  

Is the WS able to get a DHCP address after a reboot?

Bob

RE: DHCP Scope a different subnet than server IP.

stack engineer says write, my point also same.


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