DHCP scope question

We have 2 subnets .44.0 and 45.0 that are on 1 vlan. I dont manage the vlan just the dhcp server. Should I setup a superscope? Is it possible to put both subnets in a normal DHCP scope?

Also when I create it, how do I determine the subnet mask?
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
If they aren't on separate VLANs, why run them as two subnets? Why not run them as one subnet?
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Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Okay so that is my question. When I setup the scope I can just go from x.x.44.0-x.x.45.254 on 1 scope? I always setup each subnet on a different scope before so I was just verifying.
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carlos sotoIT AdministratorCommented:
yes, theres no limitation on having a scope bigger than /24. Just make sure the interface for that subnet also is changed to a /23

I just took 172.29.44.0/23 as an example, but heres the configuration for your 2 subnets combined
http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/SubnetCalculator.jsp?ipAddress=172.29.44.0&cidr=23
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You seem to be writing like. 44.0 and. 45.0 have to be two different subnets. I'm not talking scopes here, I am talking subnets. You should always have one scope per subnet. If you have multiple subnets, do multiple scopes and%or a superscope.

But in this instance you haven't really explained why you have two subnets. You can run one subnet and one scope in your scenario and that eliminates the need to route between subnets.  So whether you use one scope or two really depends on if you run one subnet or two. And you haven't really clarified that after my last question.
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