DHCP leases reservations and mobile computers
Posted on 2005-03-30
I'm trying to figure out a way to manage the distribution of IP addresses to computers on the network. There are roughly 5 computers on the internal lan all configured to dynamically obtain an IP address from a DHCP service running on Windows SBS2003. There are 2 network printers with static IP address reservations. There a number of mobile users or vendors who bring in their laptops and connect them to the Internal LAN. Sometimes the laptop user set's their own IP address statically on their individual notebook.
When they do this they sometimes cause IP address conflicts with desktop computers already on the LAN. I want to prevent this from happening. I am planning to create IP reservations for all the desktop computers. I'm hoping any mobile user who's laptop is statically configured with an IP address that is reserved on the DHCP server will not be able to connect to the network if they try. Will this work?