DHCP administrators would like to manage address assignment in the network, by assigning IP address to DHCP clients based on vendor/user class identifier from distinct address ranges in the subnet. This functionality can be added to the Microsoft DHCP Server, by installing DHCP Server Option Based IP Address Assignment Callout package.
This callout dll allows the administrators to define rules for assigning IP addresses from specific IP address ranges based on the vendor/ user classes of the DHCP clients in the network. The IP address to these DHCP clients will be leased/ renewed based on the rules configured by the administrator. Alternatively, the administrator could also implement a light weight network access control by denying IP addresses based on vendor/ user class of the device.
It can be configured for address assignment based on any one of the below:
This will provide administrator the following advantages:
This callout dll works with Windows Server 2008 (Standard or higher, 32 or 64 bit) and above, running DHCP Server (only English builds).
The callout dll can be configured using an MMC snapin. For usage information refer to the setup document present in the zip file attached to the blog.
DHCP Server Team