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Any Third-Party Solution and Changing DHCP IP and Applications

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In my company, desktop computers get their IP address every 8 days via DHCP.  We are trying to push a client software that requires an IP address from the desktop computers in order for it to work.  When their computers gets a new IP address, and the end-users go to use the client application, it is going to give an error message stating 'selected network interface is invalid, please select network interface (IP) to connect to application'.  This is will be troublesome because the users (800-users) will have to be shown how to chose the IP in the client software's interface.

Are their any methods to manage this scenario and that can be scripted or third=party application, etc.

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Have you thought about turning the leases in to reservations?  This way the IP's would never change?
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Stu29...thanks for the suggestion and this would work but we have 800 computers and laptops and then many more are added or removed from the domain (new computers, reimages, etc) and then I was under the impression that there would be a scope with a range of IP with in that scope and that it simply a matter of picking that scope in DHCP and right-clicking the scope to put the scope in reservation but I was told it was creating a new scope and manually adding in those 800 IP and MAC addresses, etc...
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You can select all active leases and right click .. add to reservation.  This will add the existing lease to a reservation for you.  From there you would just need to delete old computers and add new.  You can sort in the Leases window in DHCP snapin by lease expiration and you will easily see reservations from leases with expiring times (non reservations).
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