authorize dhcp from domain controller?

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February 2, 2010 at 12:39:39
Specs: Windows xo, 1222
I have a Win2003 DC, with DNS - AD installed.
I have a Win2000 Server that I want to use as the DHCP server.

In order to authorize this Win2000 DHCP server, do I have to add the DHCP role to the Win2003 DC???

I do not see any DHCP authorizing screen from the Win2003 DC until I add this server role to it!!

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February 2, 2010 at 13:19:44

Hope that helps. Answer is no to your question.

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February 2, 2010 at 15:39:15
so the DC does not have the DHCP role added to it. I joined the Win2000 DHCP Server to the domain, its running, and handing out ip addresses, reservations etc...

but i am not sure how to verify that its authorized (i read the article, when i looked win 2000 server does not have an authorized option for DHCP)

The DHCP server is logged into locally while it hands out ip addresses, is this correct? I do not have to log into the DHCP server with admin account of domain to have it hand out ip's?

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February 3, 2010 at 01:15:42
Since it's a win2000 I'm not sure how it works, but if it were a win2003 and it's handing out IP's, it is authorized and you need not think more about it.

In other words, as long as it works, it doesn't matter.

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February 3, 2010 at 09:39:01
the win 2000 dhcp server is handing out ip address, and reservations that i set up, but i did not have to authorize it on the win 2003 DC!!

no clue on this authorizing procedure.

previously i installed DHCP server roll on the 2003 DC, did not configure any scope and from the dhcp console i went to authorize and chose the win 2000 dhcp server. But the DC is not a dhcp server - why did i need to add it as a dhcp server roll to authorize my win 2000 dhcp?? something weird,

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February 3, 2010 at 11:01:10
"but i did not have to authorize it on the win 2003 DC!!"

If its on the 2000 server why would you think it needs to be authorized on the 2003 server?

"why did i need to add it as a dhcp server roll to authorize my win 2000 dhcp?? "
You didn;t have to add the role to the 2003 server.

If you followed the document I linked you to you will see you did authorize 2000 server to provide dhcp.

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February 4, 2010 at 10:48:52
the 2000 dhcp server is a member server of the domain. The DC is a 2003.

so i add the dhcp server role to the 2003DC, then go into the 2003DC DHCP console and authorize the 2000 DHCP server from there?? is this correct?

because if the above steps are what i have to do to authorize the 2000 DHCP server,right now, its not authorized, but handed out a reservation?

there is no authorizing options on the 2000 DHCP server!! I only see authorizing option on a 2003 Server ONLY when the 2003 server get the dhcp server role added to it!!

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February 4, 2010 at 11:28:15
" is this correct?"

"there is no authorizing options on the 2000 DHCP server"

This is what the link says I gave you:

To authorize a DHCP server:
Click Start, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click DHCP.

Note You must be logged on to the server with an account that is a member of the Enterprise Administrators group.
In the console tree of the DHCP snap-in, select the new DHCP server. If there is a red arrow in the bottom-right corner of the server object, the server has not yet been authorized.
Right-click the server, and then click AUTHORIZE.

This is all done on the 2000 server!

What is the issue here? You say its working remember!?!
"the win 2000 dhcp server is handing out ip address
, and reservations that i set up"

I don't understand what you are having difficulty with. 2000 is handing out ips. It has nothing to do with 2003 dhcp role which is not required if you have 2000 server doing it.

Where is the confusion?

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February 4, 2010 at 20:03:23
the confusion i am having is with the win2000DHCP server. When I right click it, i do not see an authorize option.

There is a green arrow, wich means the DHCP server is running.

next time im at the DHCP server i will take a closer look!!

did win 2000 server domains also have this authorize? or was this a new thing beginning with win 2003?

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February 8, 2010 at 02:22:30
Did it ever occur to you that the authorize option may not be there simply because it is already authorized?

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February 8, 2010 at 11:27:17
i believe i figured this out.

i was logging into the 2000 dhcp server locally, and when i went to look for the authorize option it was not there

but when i logged into the dhcp through the domain (in the log into box), then i seen the authorize option, and not dhcp server was listed, so i added it.

but why was it handing out an ip reservation if it was not yet authorized and i was logged in locally??

When i leave the dhcp server alone, to do its job, do i log into the domain or locally??

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February 11, 2010 at 19:33:41
The green arrow means the server is authorized. I red arrow on the 'Scope" section means the scope is deactivated.

If the server is authorized, you will not have an option to authorize it but you will have an option to Unauthorize it.

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February 16, 2010 at 10:23:33
i understand that, but i initially never authorized it and the arrow was green.

so i went back in to authorize it, there was not entries in the what servers are authorized it, so i entered it in.

but it was handing out ip addresses even when it was not authorized, don't understand why, but it working.

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