Specify a finite lifetime for a multicast scope

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

To specify a finite lifetime for a multicast scope

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable multicast scope.


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server/applicable multicast scope
  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Lifetime tab.

  5. For Multicast scope lifetime, click Multicast scope expires on.

  6. Using the controls, specify a date and time when the multicast scope is to be expired and removed from the applicable DHCP server.


  • To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.

  • By default, multicast scopes do not expire. When created, they exist until they are manually removed. This procedure, however, can be used to provide a means of having the DHCP server automatically remove the multicast scope at an appointed future date and time.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using multicast scopes
Create a multicast scope
Remove a multicast scope
Set the multicast scope Time-To-Live (TTL) value