Secondary DHCP server
Posted on 2007-12-06
I have a network that currently has two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000 server and the other is a 2003 server. I am planning on replacing the 2000 server with a new 2003 server, and then both domain controllers will be Windows 2K3.
Currently, all of my DHCP requests are handled by the 2000 server. I would like to split the DHCP requests up between two servers and so I installed DHCP on my 2003 server. I configured identical scopes on the 2K3 box, and then made exclusions on each so that the two servers don't overlap. The 2000 server is set to handle addresses from 192.168.1.50 to 192.168.1.150 and the 2003 server handles 192.168.1.151 to 192.168.1.254.
My problem is that when I start the DHCP service on the 2003 box, the DHCP service on the 2000 machine seems to go down. Is there a reason for this? Is there a setting I am not seeing or performing?