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Test Lab Guide: Demonstrating DHCP Failover in Windows Server "8" Beta

This paper contains an introduction to Windows Server "8" Beta DHCP Failover, and step-by-step instructions for extending the Windows Server "8" Beta Base Configuration test lab to demonstrate DHCP Failover setup.

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    February 2012

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    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) failover in Windows Server "8" Beta provides the ability for administrators to deploy a highly resilient DHCP service to support a large enterprise. The main goals of the feature are the following. • Provide DHCP service availability at all times on the enterprise network • If a DHCP server is no longer reachable, the DHCP client is able to extend the lease on its current IP address by contacting another DHCP server on the enterprise network
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows Server 8 Beta

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