My organization will utilize reserved DHCP assignments almost exclusively for IP connectivity, and as such DHCP must be robust and highly available. For that reason, I am very interested in ISC's DHCP failover feature. However, of prime importance is that our DHCP implementation constitutes no significant loss of features or incompatibility with Active Directory.
1. Will ISC's DHCP implementation work well with Active Directory?
2. Can an ISC DHCP server seamlessly substitute an authorized Windows DHCP server in Active Directory? Can it be established as the exclusive authorized server for Microsoft clients at all?
3. Have you any experience using this failover feature with Windows DHCP clients? If so, does it work well?
4. Lastly, are there any really hard-hitting reasons why, from either an administrative or functional perspective, I might prefer Windows to ISC DHCP with Active Directory?
Thanks in advance, and please be civil. :)