DHCPv6 Scopes

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) scope is the consecutive range of possible IPv6 addresses that the DHCP server can lease to clients on a subnet. Scopes typically define a single physical subnet on your network to which DHCP services are offered. Scopes are the primary way for the DHCP server to manage distribution and assignment of IP addresses and any related configuration parameters to DHCP clients on the network.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

DHCPv6 Lease Availability

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) scope consists of a pool of IPv6 addresses on a specific subnet that the DHCP server can lease to clients. If there are more clients requesting IP addresses than are available in the DHCP scope, you either need to add a sufficient number of IP addresses to the scope or configure shorter lease times.

DHCP Infrastructure