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DHCP console icons reference

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

DHCP console icons reference

DHCP provides context-specific icons to dynamically represent the state of console objects. Objects include the DHCP servers, clients, scopes, and option types that are used and managed for each server.

General usage of console icons

Some of the icons used in DHCP have specific meanings, but most are used to communicate general status information about the current state of the console. For example, when an icon is used with an hourglass superimposed, such as:

DNS server forwards query to the DNS server

it means that the console is attempting to connect to the server.

Likewise, when an icon is used with a red circle and a superimposed 'X', such as:

Connection request policy logic

it often means that DHCP has lost its connection to the server.

Glossary of specific icons

The following is a partial list of console icons used in DHCP.

  • Server-related icons

  • Scope-related icons

  • Option-related icons

  • Other console icons

Icon Description
Server option

DHCP server added to console.

Server options folder

DHCP server connected and active in console.

DNS server forwarding query per domain name

DHCP server connected but not authorized in Active Directory for use on your network.

Authentication across forests

DHCP server connected but current user does not have the administrative credentials to manage the server.

Using IAS proxy for load balancing

DHCP server warning. Available addresses for server scopes are 90 percent or more leased and in use. This means that the server is nearly depleted of available addresses to lease to clients.

Forwarding domain name queries to DNS servers

DHCP server alert. No addresses are available from server scopes because the maximum (100 percent) of the addresses allocated for use are currently leased. This represents a failure of the DHCP server on the network because it is not able to lease or service clients.

Icon Description
Scope options folder

Scope or superscope is active.

DHCP server connected (active)

Scope or superscope is inactive.

DHCP server not connected

Scope or superscope warning. Scope warning: 90 percent or more of the scope's IP addresses are in use. Superscope warning: If any scope within the superscope has a warning, the superscope has a warning.

Scope option

Scope or superscope alert. Scope alert: All IP addresses have been allocated by the DHCP server and are in use. No more clients can obtain IP addresses from the DHCP server because it has no more IP addresses to allocate. Superscope alert: At least one scope contained in the superscope has all IP addresses allocated by the DHCP server. No clients can obtain an IP address from the range defined in the scope that is 100 percent allocated. If other scopes within the superscope contain available addresses, the DHCP server can allocate addresses from these scopes.

Icon Description
Outsourced dial and using IAS proxies

Server options folder.

Using a different authentication database

Server option.

DHCP server added

Scope options folder.

DHCP server busy

Scope option.

Reservation option

Reservation option.

Other console icons

Icon Description


Root of the DHCP console.

Address pool folder

Address pool folder.

Scope allocation range

Scope allocation range. Addresses in this range are allocated to the available address pool used to offer leases to clients.

Scope exclusion range

Scope exclusion range. Addresses in this range are excluded from the available address pool used to offer leases to clients.

Active leases folder

Active leases folder.

Client, LAN-based

Active lease: this address is not available for lease by the DHCP server.

Client not registered

Expired lease: this address is available for lease by the DHCP server.

Client active and registered

Active lease, DNS dynamic update pending. This address is not available for lease by the DHCP server.

Client using remote access

Client is using dial-up network connection through a remote access server.

Reservations folder

An individual reservation and the reservations folder.

BOOTP table

Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) table.

BOOTP entry in table

BOOTP entry in the table.