Preferred DHCP Pool Scope Method

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Aug 15th, 2009

Hi all,

Just wanting to get some advice as to the best practice or preferred method for DHCP Pool Scope configuration for IP address leasing.

Should I have an AD (Active Directory) integrated DHCP Scope or configure my Cisco router to allocate IP addresses to connected clients?

If I were to use the router option, how would I go about forwarding the address details onto my AD DHCP Scope and register the client details in DNS for name resolution?

Thanks and regards,


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Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 08/16/2009 - 12:10

Hello Darren,

if you have these needs you need to use a centralized DHCP server that communicates with AD to achieve dynamic DNS registration.

on routers you need to use the ip helper address dhcp-server-ipaddress on each client vlan in order to have them act as DHCP relay agents.

Hope to help



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