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microsoft dhcp servers - 2 on one subnet

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I have two dhcp servers on my subnet for redundancy. One covers .20 - .79 and the other .80 to .139.

The first one is getting pretty full but the second one only has 12 devices in it.  Is there a way I can tell them to share the load more?

They are both domain controllers in the same site and the same subnet.
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I don't think there is a way since DHCP messages are broadcast messages whatever DHCP picks these messages up first will lease the IP addresses to the client.
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I agree with dariusq.  I would add that you have got two for *redundancy* in case one fails, not for any form of load balancing.  It's hardly a major system load after all to be worthy of balancing out...?!
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I think load balancing anything is a good idea.  That's my opinion and you don't have to agree.
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