In this chapter, we've examined how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot DHCP in Windows Server 2003. Some points of interest to take away from this chapter include the following:
- Windows Server 2003 DHCP supports three types of scopes: standard scopes, supers-copes, and multicast scopes. A superscope is a grouping of one or more standard DHCP scopes, whereas a multicast scope is used for special Class D IP addresses for multicasting to clients.
- DHCP servers must be authorized in Active Directory to service clients. Windows Server 2003 DHCP servers that have not been authorized cannot offer leases to DHCP clients.
- DHCP can be integrated with DNS to provide dynamic updating of DNS A and PTR records for DHCP clients. This keeps the DNS database accurate and up-to-date as DHCP assigns leases to client computers.
- You can perform monitoring and troubleshooting on a DHCP server by using the DHCP counters in the Performance console.