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DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156003] Tue, 09 June 2009 02:50 Go to next message
momo2804  is currently offline momo2804  Hong Kong
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Registered: August 2009
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Hi,

We have a Win2k3 DHCP Server with some static reservations based on
MAC address within the DHCP range.

What we've found recently is under the Leases were getting some
reservations showing
Reservation(active)
Reservation(inactive)

for the "Reservation(active)" ones actually for some the PC is already
retired and offline but the DHCP stills shows under the Leases as
"Reservation(active)".

Whats the reason its showing this status?

Many thanks
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156014 is a reply to message #156003] Tue, 09 June 2009 08:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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How long has it been since this machine has been retired? IIRC this is a
lease that hasn't expired yet. Just because a client isn't on the net,
unless you do a release on the ip address it is considered in use until the
expiration period +4 hours.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/261964

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"Zeno" <momo2804@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6b48af1d-5496-41a9-94f1-875ddcdf0a7c@t10g2000vbg.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> We have a Win2k3 DHCP Server with some static reservations based on
> MAC address within the DHCP range.
>
> What we've found recently is under the Leases were getting some
> reservations showing
> Reservation(active)
> Reservation(inactive)
>
> for the "Reservation(active)" ones actually for some the PC is already
> retired and offline but the DHCP stills shows under the Leases as
> "Reservation(active)".
>
> Whats the reason its showing this status?
>
> Many thanks
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156020 is a reply to message #156014] Tue, 09 June 2009 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
momo2804  is currently offline momo2804  Hong Kong
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Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Paul,

Actually the our lease duration is 8 hours and actually the computer
was retired early last week so the record should've expired next week
but for some reasonn its still showing "Reservation(active).

Thanks
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156027 is a reply to message #156020] Tue, 09 June 2009 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
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momo2804@gmail.com wrote:
> Paul,
>
> Actually the our lease duration is 8 hours and actually the computer
> was retired early last week so the record should've expired next week
> but for some reasonn its still showing "Reservation(active).
>
> Thanks

If you refresh the page does it still show that?
If you ping the IP address do you get a reply?
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156028 is a reply to message #156027] Tue, 09 June 2009 11:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
momo2804  is currently offline momo2804  Hong Kong
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Registered: August 2009
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I tried refresh and its still there and I'm pretty sure the machines
retired. I also tried a ping and there's no reply so I'm not sure why
its still showing as "Reservation(active) it seems there's actually a
few reservations from the past where the PC is retired but the DHCP
server is still showing it as "Reservation(active)".
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #156030 is a reply to message #156014] Tue, 09 June 2009 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Silva  is currently offline Jorge Silva
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi
Adding to Paul's response, remember that expired leases may refer to
disconnected computers that may be off the network at the moment but not
necessarily out the network forever. Remember that before starting to delete
something.

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I hope that the information above helps you.
Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MVP Directory Services
"Paul Bergson [MVP-DS]" <pbbergs@no_spammsn.com> wrote in message
news:%239%23a8vP6JHA.4892@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> How long has it been since this machine has been retired? IIRC this is a
> lease that hasn't expired yet. Just because a client isn't on the net,
> unless you do a release on the ip address it is considered in use until
> the expiration period +4 hours.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/261964
>
> --
> Paul Bergson
> MVP - Directory Services
> MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
> 2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
>
> http://www.pbbergs.com
>
> Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This
> posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "Zeno" <momo2804@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:6b48af1d-5496-41a9-94f1-875ddcdf0a7c@t10g2000vbg.googlegroups.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> We have a Win2k3 DHCP Server with some static reservations based on
>> MAC address within the DHCP range.
>>
>> What we've found recently is under the Leases were getting some
>> reservations showing
>> Reservation(active)
>> Reservation(inactive)
>>
>> for the "Reservation(active)" ones actually for some the PC is already
>> retired and offline but the DHCP stills shows under the Leases as
>> "Reservation(active)".
>>
>> Whats the reason its showing this status?
>>
>> Many thanks
>
>
Re: DHCP Reservation (active)/(inactive) [message #373794 is a reply to message #156028] Thu, 21 January 2010 10:37 Go to previous message
MarcusPiper  is currently offline MarcusPiper  United States
Messages: 1
Registered: January 2010
Junior Member
From my experience with DHCP and reservations (quite a lot!) you will
always see "Reservation(Active)" after a device has used the
reservation, even for a single time and then never connected again on
the network.

If you edit the reservation and just change the reservation name, you
will see that it changes to "Reservation(Inactive)" - then all you need
to do is look again a week later (or whatever time you feel feasible)
and if it is still inactive, you can likely remove the reservation.

It's just a Microsoft thing! The assumption is that once it was active,
it always is ;-) DHCP does not check it's reservations to see when they
were actually last used.

Hope this helps you.


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