DHCP Leasing issues with Microsoft
Posted on 2009-05-07
We have a fairly large network within a school environment. We have a large customer base of staff and students with Laptops which means they are moving around alot and need access at all times to the network.
With Staff we sometimes tell them to connect up to the network with a cable so that when they are in the classroom or the office they get better network speeds.
That's where Microsoft DHCP fails, because we have 30+ Vlans for different labs and areas of the school staff usually cannot renew there IP address without us getting involved disble network card delete IP from DHCP scope renew and enable card.
We have Cisco switches throughout the network using IP Helper-Address pointing at the one single DHCP server sitting in the Server VLAN. I know others who have had this type of issue go over to other DHCP type vendors however I am looking for a solution on Microsoft or maybe someone to tell me never will happen look at other solutions.
Is there any tricks to get this working with Microsoft DHCP as we really need the DNS / DHCP integration of both.