IPv4 - General Properties - Multicast Scopes Tab

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Multicast Scopes

Dialog box element Description

Scope Name

Lists the configured multicast scopes. A multicast scope is a named range of IP multicast addresses that is expressed with an IP address and mask. Once multicast scopes are configured, you can use them to create scope-based multicast boundaries in the properties of an IP routing interface.

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Dialog box element Description

Scope name

The name of the scope to use when configuring multicast boundaries. A scope is a range of multicast IP addresses.

IP address

The IP address for the administrative multicast scope (in dotted decimal notation). Valid administrative, nonlocal, multicast scopes must be in the range through


The mask for the scope (in dotted decimal notation).

See Also


What Is IPv4 Multicasting?