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

  1. Open the DHCP console.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable scope.

  3. On the Action menu, click Activate.

Additional considerations

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.