Wanted to see if you guys\girls more versed with DHCP administration can provide some input.
Here is what we are working with in a 2008 domain
(1) - 2008 DCHP Server (vm)
(250+) - 2003 Servers (90% vm's)
What we are trying to accomplish:
All 2003 servers need private IP's via DHCP. Those same ip's leased to each 2003 server needs to be reserved after they are assigned....we don't want them to change after initial leasing. (basically the 2003's are for developers, testers, verification..etc. These users RDP into their own 2003 vm/physical system...would be a pain if those IP's changed after the lease expired)
In a nutshell, we want to initially do a massive dhcp release to these 250+ servers then somehow make those ip's assigned a permanent fixture per server (no renewals at all) is this even possible using 2008 dhcp services? Do we need a domain group policy included here? Do we need to extend renewal dates?
Thanks in advance. Any help would be great.