+ 1 Votes yes this can be done markp24 2 years ago Hi here is an article on how to do multiple subnets from a dhcp server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758865(WS.10).aspx hope this helps + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer kjrees 2 years ago i'm thinking maybe a superscope might be the way to go(?) + 0 Votes The DHCP Server could serve multiple subnets that have different subnets jeff@brooklynpubliclibrar 2 years ago Layer 3 is handling the routing so you can define whatever subnet mask is required for the networks via DHCP + 0 Votes Pretty sure Markp24 is right... frank.williams 2 years ago If your switches cannot pass through DHCP/BOOTP packets then it is likely you would need a DHCP relay server in the 2nd subnet set up with 2 network adapters. 1 adapter configured for subnet 1 to allow the relay to chat back with the main DHCP server and another adapter configured for the 2nd subnet to allow DHCP messages to be 'relayed' to devices on that particular subnet. I think that is correct but it's been a little while since I configured anything like that ;-) + 0 Votes Yes Markp24 is right jeff@brooklynpubliclibrar 2 years ago And if your Switches are layer 3 as indicated they should be able to pass DHCP/BOOTP packets with a helper address of the DHCP Server on each Layer 3 interface/subnet that the DHCP Server does not sit on + 0 Votes thanks guys, but.. kjrees 2 years ago i think Markp24's example is when the subnet masks are all the same in each subnet. If you try and set up different scopes with different subnet masks then DHCP says: "the scope parameters are incorrect. Either the scope already exists or it's subnet address and mask is inconsistent with the subnet address and mask of an existing scope." basically in my example, there is a primary LAN with a mask of 255.255.248.0 and on a separate vlan the network has been configured with a mask of 255.255.255.0, but the vlan doesn't have a dhcp server. I think that in order for the Vlan's clients to use DHCP from the primary LAN, both the VLAN network and the primary LAN should have the same subnet mask or it won't work? in terms of connectivity, the primary LAN and the VLAN can communicate with eachother (ping) via static routes set up on the layer3 switch connected to the VLAN and also in RRAS on the ISA server machine direclty connected to the primary LAN.