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  • Blog Post: Automatic syncing of scope configuration changes between 2 DHCP failover servers

    DHCP Failover is a new feature in Windows Server 2012 which provides for high availability of DHCP service. Two DHCP servers in a failover relationship synchronize the IP address lease information on a continual basis there by keeping their respective databases up-to-date with client information and...
  • Blog Post: DHCP MAC address Filter management made easy with DHCP PowerShell

    Security and network administrators are increasingly wary of internal security threats, in addition to threats from the outside, due to the introduction of uncertified hardware and software on the network, such as personal portable computers and mobile devices that can be potentially compromised and...
  • Blog Post: Bulk load DHCP Reservations using DHCP PowerShell

    Many organizations deploy DHCP server but choose to have complete control over the IP addresses given out to client computers. This is achieved by reserving an IP address for each client as opposed to letting them acquire a lease dynamically. If you are an admin at one such organization, you could probably...
  • Blog Post: DHCP Server Management APIs

    The DHCP team is investigating the design of a .NET framework class library that our administrators can use to automate their DHCP server management operations. We would like to get input from the DHCP administrators on key issues, faced with DHCP server management. Your feedback will be valuable...
  • Blog Post: DHCP Policies using PowerShell

    The DHCP server role in Windows Server® 2012 introduces DHCP Policies also referred as Policy Based Assignment (PBA), a feature that enables users to create policies at scope or server level for assigning IPv4 addresses and options to DHCP clients based on attributes like Vendor Class, User Class...
  • Blog Post: Bringing PowerShell to DHCP Server

    Windows server 2012 comes with PowerShell support for DHCP server role. It provides DHCP administrators a modern, uniform way to manage DHCP servers both locally and remotely, through the command line. These cmdlets get enabled by default when you install DHCP role or DHCP RSAT (Remote Server Administration...
  • Blog Post: DHCP PowerShell Export Import cmdlets in Windows Server 2012

    DHCP PowerShell in Windows Server 2012, in addition to providing cmdlets for DHCP server management, provides cmdlets for exporting ( Export-DhcpServer ) and importing ( Import-DhcpServer ) DHCP Server configuration and IP address lease data. Unlike NetSH.exe export/import functionality which uses binary...