Activate a DHCP Scope
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
You can use this procedure to activate a DHCP scope to make it available to DHCP clients.
Membership in the Administrators or DHCP Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.
To activate a DHCP scope
Open the DHCP console.
In the console tree, click the applicable scope.
On the Action menu, click Activate.
Activating a scope is needed only for new scopes to start lease distribution. You must activate a scope to make it available for DHCP clients.
Do not activate a scope until you specify the options you want.
The Action menu command changes to Deactivate when the selected scope is currently activated. Do not deactivate a scope unless you are retiring it permanently from use on your network.