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DCHP Relay Agent settings in Windows 2000 Server

After you've installed and configured DHCP Relay Agent on your Windows 2000 Server, here's how to optimize it for your network environment.

After you install and configure DHCP Relay Agent on your Windows 2000 Server, you might also want to optimize it for your network environment.

First you need to find the listing of available DHCP servers. Right-click DHCP Relay Agent in the console and select Properties. This list contains all DHCP servers that will receive DHCP packets from the DHCP Relay Agent.

Other settings are located on the Properties window of each interface. Right-click the interface under DHCP Relay Agent in the console and select Properties. The window displaying the interface's properties will be displayed, where you'll be able to configure three options.

The first is the Relay DHCP Traffic setting. This setting basically allows you to enable or disable the DHCP Relay Agent on a given interface.

Next is the Hop-Count Threshold setting, which will let you specify the maximum number of DHCP Relay Agents between this Relay Agent and the DHCP server.

The last setting you can configure is the Boot Threshold (Seconds) setting. Here you can specify how long DHCP Relay Agent will wait before forwarding the DHCP messages to the DCHP server.

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