Server 2008 R1 MAC Reservation Question

Hello, Everyone.

Very simple question:

I am wanting to lock our network off to unapproved devices.

I have collected all of the relevant MAC addresses and input them into reservations.

What is the next step? I assume something to do with the exclusion range in the address pool, but whatever I had done there, prevented even some things with static IP's from connecting.

Can someone who has a second handhold me through the next bit?

Thanks. =)

Maury MacdonaldAsked:
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DHCP configuration alone will not restrict devices from connecting to the network.  If someone has the ability to connect physically to the network, all they need to do is define a static IP that's not in use along with the proper gateway and dns addresses and they are on your network.  This information is easily available by running an IPCONFIG command on any desktop already connected or dumping the IP configuration from a printer connected to the network.

What you need to do is restrict access using NAP, Active Directory authentication and Radius.  Ensuring the proper security mechanisms are in place is the only way to truly protect your network.

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