Once you've installed DHCP Relay Agent on Windows 2000 Server, here's how to configure it in order to make it work properly.
Once you install DHCP Relay Agent on Windows 2000 Server, you must also configure it in order to make it work properly. The first step is to select the DHCP server that you want DHCP Relay Agent to forward DHCP messages to. You do this by right-clicking on the DHCP Relay Agent in the console and selecting Properties from the context menu. On the General tab, type the IP address of the DHCP server and click Add. As you'll see, you can specify multiple DHCP servers. You must list at least one DHCP server for DHCP Relay Agent to work properly.
The next step is to add an interface. An interface is just a logical representation of the network connection. You use it to specify on which networks you want to listen for DHCP traffic. To add an interface, right-click DHCP Relay Agent in the console and select New Interface from the context menu. Select from the list one interface that represents your network and click OK. Click OK again, and the DHCP Relay Agent will be configured and ready to service your clients.Miss a Windows 2000 Server tip?
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