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By NateH ·
Is there a way to set up two separate DHCP servers so that specific machines always get their IPs from one.

In other words, I essentially have one wire and I want to split several computers into two groups. One group will get its IP from server A, the other from server B.

thanks

Nate

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by tamj123 In reply to 2 DHCP servers

you need reserved the IP address by enter PC's MAC address on the DHCP server.

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by omie In reply to 2 DHCP servers

I don't know what you want to accomplish but the way I understand you need to separate two network.. if that is the case you need to install a router between the two network and create two subnet.. then configure the the other dhcp server as relay. Again you need a thorough knowlegde of tcp/ip configuration.

good luck

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by CG IT In reply to 2 DHCP servers

subnetting is the easiest way. Each group of hosts obtains their IP address for the DHCP server servicing that subnet.

Please let us know if what you want to do is use 2 DHPC servers on the same subnet segregating a group of hosts by scope and have each scope serviced by 2 different DHCP servers.

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by NateH In reply to

DR. That is exactly what I was aiming for. Having the 2 DHCP servers on the same subnet.

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by CG IT In reply to 2 DHCP servers

thanks for the rejected suggestion. Maybe someone else will provide you with the info you want.

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by voldar In reply to 2 DHCP servers

Read this article and anything linked to it, and you'll find out yourself how to do what you want to do :)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=266675

(remove any spaces from the url)

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by Greybeard770 In reply to 2 DHCP servers

Without subnetting including routers that are not configured to forward DHCP requests the answer to your question is NO.
By design, DHCP clients don't care who provides them with an IP address. The client makes a broadcast request and if it gets multiple offers it accepts one and rejects the other offers.
It sounds like you want to complicate things but I wonder what your reasoning is for having clients on the same subnet with two DHCP servers if they are only going to use one. If redundancy was the issue you could have both servers distribute half of the addresses in the range pool but somehow I dont think that is your goal. Why do you really want to do this?

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