dhcp: client cannot ping dc after renewing a ip from another scope in a superscope

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a win2000 dhcp server which is authorised in AD. I have configured a superscope made up of 2 scopes:
Scope "A" has an address pool range - def sub mask
Scope "B" has an address pool range - def sub mask
Scope options are identical.
The network has 1 DC "static"  which is also the dhcp and dns server.

In a recent  migration test, I added scope "B" , activated it and then created a superscope consisting of scope A and B.  

I then deactivated scope A and released/renewed 1 xpsp2 client. The client obtained an ip from scope B as I hoped.
But now when I try to ping the dc by host name or ip address the request is timed out.
I reactivated scope A and deactivated B ,release/renew again so the client is back in scope A and I now can ping my dc by host name or ip successfully. Why does this happen and how can I solve it?  

Question by:gpersand
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    Accepted Solution

    Do you have a router/switch between the subnets that filter out echo packets?
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    Assisted Solution

    This will be happening as they are on different subnets. I assume the server is on the - can you not create the 2 scopes to be... - -

    Both having subnet masks of

    I think that this should resolve the issue



    Author Comment

    Thanks micheal but what if scope "A" was in the range -
    and scope  "B" -

    Now how would i resolve this?

    You also mentioned above that ""This will be happening as they are on different subnets"" Why does it happen?
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    Expert Comment

    As Michael says the problem comes from no routing taking place to the other subnet. How are your machines connected?

    Author Comment

    My home configuration consists of only 1 win 2000 server DC and 1 client XPsp2(firewall disabled) machine.
    I use this setup for testing.The client machine is directly connected to the DC via a CAT5 network cable.

    The larger range scope senario relates a problem at work where a manager needs to have two scopes active at once any way possible. Both senarios are having the same problem though.
    At work a switch, patch panel and floor boxes are used to support the larger range senario.

    Although I need reasons why I connot ping the dc at work or home and possible solutions?

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    Expert Comment

    Guys - superscopes imply managing your subnets. If you have machines in subnet 200.200.200.x and subnet 200.200.201.x then you need a mask to encompass both ranges. This would be to give 512 hosts which is, I think, what you are looking for.

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