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Create an Exclusion Range in DHCP

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to create an exclusion range for an existing DHCP scope.

Membership in DHCP Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

To create an exclusion range in DHCP

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DHCP. The DHCP Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.

  2. In DHCP, double-click the server name. For example, if the DHCP server name is, double-click

  3. Double-click IPv4, and then, for the scope for which you want to create an exclusion range, double-click Scope.

  4. Click Address Pool. Right-click Address Pool, and then click New Exclusion Range. The Add Exclusion dialog box opens.

  5. In Add Exclusion, in Start IP Address, type the IP address that is the first IP address in the exclusion range.

  6. In Add Exclusion, in End IP Address, type the IP address that is the last IP address in the exclusion range, and then click Add.

  7. Click Close.