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How do I release IP's for Shutdown PC in Windows 2003 DHCP Service?

I want to delete Address Lease of all PC's that are Shutdown, So that I can Clear some address. Is there a clean way to do it?
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joedoe58Commented:
You can select that in the DHCP option on the DHCP server that you want to release the address on shutdown
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sqazi786Author Commented:
I don't want to set the option permanently to release workstation ips on shutdown. I just want to release the one that are currently turned off.

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joedoe58Commented:
I do not understand what you want to do. If it is so that your scope is to small for your users so that you all the time has to go in and delete addersses of turned of stations to my opinion you have to solve that problem instead of putting on a plaster i.e enlarge your scope. Otherwise the solution to release address on shutdown will automatically release all stations that are shutdown.
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sqazi786Author Commented:
This is just one time deal. I am not running out of IPs. I just need to know, if it can be accomplished without setting any options.
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SembeeCommented:
There isn't any setting inside DHCP to do what you want.
The best solution I can think of is to cut your lease time down. DHCP renews the lease after 50% of the time has expired, so if you cut the time down then the leases will expire on the machines that are turned off.

However it does depend on how many machines are you likely to have on the network. If we are talking 100s of them, then you may not want to do this due to the extra traffic it causes.

Simon.
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joedoe58Commented:
Well if you want to be drastic and have your users call you on the phone and curse you you can always delete all leases from the server, That would ensure that all leases is returned. Still if everything is OK why bother. Don't try to mend something that is running.
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