Deactivate a DHCP Scope
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
You can use this procedure to deactivate a DHCP scope.
Membership in the Administrators or DHCP Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.
To deactivate a DHCP scope
Open the DHCP console.
In the console tree, click the applicable scope.
On the Action menu, click Deactivate.
Do not use Deactivate to pause a scope. Instead, adjust the available scope address range by setting exclusions for scope addresses.
The Action menu command name changes to Activate when the selected scope is currently deactivated.