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Windows Server 2012 Failover DHCP Scopes

One of the many new features in Windows Server 2012 is Failover DHCP scopes without having to use Windows Failover Clustering , this post will setup a shared scope between 2 server where both DHCP servers are activ



One one of the DHCP server use Configure Failover



If there is mutiple dhcp scopes select the scopes you want to replicate to the 2nd dhcp server


Add the partner dhcp server


Load Balancing will ensure that each dhcp server resonds to client request based on mac address hash



The DHCP server polls each other every 5 minutes to ensure that each know how many addresses are available


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