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I have a situation where 2 companies share the same physical cabling, switches, etc. Each company has a single server. My (probably dumb) question is: Can both servers provide DHCP to their specific clients. When a client computer requests an IP addr., how can it "ask" the right server ?...

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    I have a situation where 2 companies share the same
    physical cabling, switches, etc. Each company has a
    single server. My (probably dumb) question is: Can both
    servers provide DHCP to their specific clients. When a
    client computer requests an IP addr., how can it "ask" the
    right server ?
    Dave McDuell Guest

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    Default Re: DHCP Question

    Have a look at ClassID if this is Windows 2k/2k3 server. Just check out the
    Help files.

    --
    Scott Harding
    MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
    Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

    "Dave McDuell" <anonymousdiscussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:212e001c45a2b$16851310$a401280aphx.gbl...
    > I have a situation where 2 companies share the same
    > physical cabling, switches, etc. Each company has a
    > single server. My (probably dumb) question is: Can both
    > servers provide DHCP to their specific clients. When a
    > client computer requests an IP addr., how can it "ask" the
    > right server ?

    Scott Harding - MS MVP Guest

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    Default Re: DHCP Question

    My understanding is that you cannot control what dhcp server a client will
    use. Possible solution would be the use of "vlans" if the switches support
    it.

    "Dave McDuell" <anonymousdiscussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:212e001c45a2b$16851310$a401280aphx.gbl...
    > I have a situation where 2 companies share the same
    > physical cabling, switches, etc. Each company has a
    > single server. My (probably dumb) question is: Can both
    > servers provide DHCP to their specific clients. When a
    > client computer requests an IP addr., how can it "ask" the
    > right server ?

    Kevin Longley Guest

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    Default DHCP Question

    Alright. I am going to ask this again but I will clarify
    what I am asking. I do know how to add vendor classes to
    a Windows 2003 DHCP server. What I would like to know is
    if there is any way I can use the vendor class to define
    who can and cannot get DHCP addresses.

    For example, I want to allow machines with the vendor
    class of MSFT 5.0 to get IP addresses from my DHCP server
    but I don't want machines with a vendor class of MSFT 98
    to get an IP address from my DHCP server.

    I was wondering if this was possible or not. I am
    leaning toward no but I thought I would ask those with
    possibly more knowlegde and experience than myself.
    Thanks for the assistance.

    Todd Guest

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