DHCP failover

Hi I have 1 DHCP server and I want to get recommendation for failover. Can someone suggest what they are doing on their network. If so can someone provide me step by step instructions on how to do this? I have never done it before.
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Generally you would have two or more DHCP servers, each handing out a portion of the overall scope (called Split Scope).  Then, if one goes down, the other(s) can still fulfill requests.  You can also cluster two servers with DHCP, but that may be overkill if you're not clustering already.

Server 2012 has a feature called DHCP Failover, but since you're on 2008, that's not an option.
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
So can you tell me how to setup a split scope from scratch? Im sure its not too difficult but ive never done it before. Simple instructions as possible. The link was for failover setup. Thanks.
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
A split scope is essentially two or more servers, each with a part of the total scope.  Setting them up is just like setting up a single server.

Here is one step-by-step guide.

And here is another.

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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
server 2012 has a much improved fail over set up, and you no longer need split scope. if you have the option to use server 2012 R2 instead of 2008 it would be much better.

Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Thank you for the points.  You were able to get everything set up okay?
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Yes thank you.
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