Using PowerShell to create a DHCP server scope
You can manage Windows Server 2012 DHCP servers using Windows PowerShell. Common DHCP server-management tasks include creating scopes, creating exclusion ranges, creating reservations, configuring scope and server options, and so on.
For example, let’s begin by viewing all the scopes currently configured on the DHCP server:
Note that there is currently only one active scope on the DHCP server. Now add a second scope for the IP address range 172.16.12.50 through 172.16.11.100. Leave the scope inactive until you finish configuring exclusions and reservations for it:
Note that in this cmdlet it doesn’t matter what order you specify the parameters in because you specified the end of the address range before specifying its beginning.
Running Get-DdhpServerv4Scope again indicates that adding the new scope was successful:
Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and
a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more information see http://www.mtit.com. This tip was excerpted from his latest book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.