Use the DHCP tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Network Discovery Properties dialog box to designate specific DHCP servers that Configuration Manager will use to discover DHCP clients during Network Discovery. Network Discovery reads the databases of Microsoft DHCP servers to find DHCP subnet scopes and resources that have an active IP address lease from the DHCP server.

For more information on the limitations of using DHCP servers for Network Discovery, see About DHCP Servers and Network Discovery.

The DHCP tab contains the following elements:

DHCP servers

Specifies the DHCP servers that you want to search during Network Discovery.The following options are available for managing the DHCP servers searched during a Network Discovery run:
  • New icon: Opens the New DHCP Server dialog box to add an DHCP server to the discovery polling list.

    You can use either an IP address or a server name to designate the specific server. However, if you use a server name, it must resolve to a valid IP address.
  • Delete icon: Removes the selected DHCP server from the discovery polling list.

The following columns are displayed for each subnet in the discovery polling list:
  • IP address: Specifies the IP address of a DHCP server on the network.

  • Name: Specifies the name of the DHCP server.

Always use the site server's DHCP server

Specifies whether Network Discovery will always use the site server's DHCP server to discovery DHCP clients, even if it is not specified in the DHCP Servers polling list.

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