Import a group of reserved ip addresses into windows 2000 dhcp server

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
We have a dhcp server at work and I have left the web filtering pretty much the same for everyone. Now I need to tighten it up for the students(it's a web filter from a different vender). I have the filter looking at the ip address of the computers to decide which computers get filtered more or less, so I need to make sure that the staff computers get the same ip all the time. Running around and making them static isn't an option. Is their a way to import a list of reserved ip addresses rather than having to enter them all by hand? I have a file with the description, ip and mac address already. Entering the description, the ip and the mac address over and over seems hard to believe, just seems like their has to be a better way.

Question by:heydude
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    Hi heydude,

    you can use MAC address assignment within DHCP which will make sure a client gets the same IP every time

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    isn't that setting up a reserved ip? Or is that different? with the reserved ip you enter a description, ip and mac address to ensure that the user gets the sam ip everytime? That's what I want to do, but I'm looking for a way to automate the creation so I don't have to go in and create a bunch of reservation by hand.
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    ahh automating it no, as you will always need the MAC address at hand...

    Author Comment

    I have a file setup with the reservation name I want, ip and mac address of each computer that I want to create a reservation for. No way to use that file? I didn't know if some kind of script existed or not. Just seems hard to believe that it has to be done manually.

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