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Will statically assigned clients within a DHCP scope cause a problem?

All clients in my environment are currently configured statically.  I am in the process of converting to DHCP on my Windows Server 2008 server.  What I am wondering is, if I enable a scope within the same network, will the remaining statically assigned clients conflict with DHCP?
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sjklein42Commented:
YES!
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BCipolloneCommented:
I was always told to set static IP's outside of the scope.
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sjklein42Commented:
You can Enable address conflict detection on the Windows Server:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737924(WS.10).aspx
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JohnGrunwellCommented:
No, the static ip's will be labeled as used to the rest of the clients using DHCP.
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JohnGrunwellCommented:
Also If you have a list of the static ips to computers you can also create reservations if you plan to use IPv4
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Dustin23IT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@ all

Wait, so yes or no?  I am not planning on leaving the static addresses permanently.  It would just be while I am working to switch the entire network over to DHCP...
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sjklein42Commented:
I believe that by default, there will be conflicts, since the DHCP server assumes it has control over the entire range and does not (by default) verify that an address is free.

But if you Enable address conflict detection on the Windows Server, that should allow you to keep the fixed IP address machines going without conflict.
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Dustin23IT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@ sjklleion42

Ohh, ok I see.  I will give this a try and see what happens.  Thanks for the input!!
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Dustin23IT DirectorAuthor Commented:
This worked!!  Enabled Address Conflict Detection and once DHCP was turned on the existing static addresses were not affected.  Thanks!!
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