How do I get the DHCP server to give out hostnames?


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Jim Hatfield

I have just switched over from an ISC DHCP server
to the Win2KS one as part of a move from NT domains
to AD.

One immediate result seems to be that the Windows DHCP
server does not give the clients their hostname whereas
the ISC one did.

If I add "012 Host Name" to the scope options, with a
blank value, then the client does get the hostname
sent - with a blank value! I can't override it in the
reservations either.

Is there a way for DHCP clients to be sent their hostnames?
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Jim Hatfield said:
I have just switched over from an ISC DHCP server
to the Win2KS one as part of a move from NT domains
to AD.

One immediate result seems to be that the Windows DHCP
server does not give the clients their hostname whereas
the ISC one did.

If I add "012 Host Name" to the scope options, with a
blank value, then the client does get the hostname
sent - with a blank value! I can't override it in the
reservations either.

Is there a way for DHCP clients to be sent their hostnames?

OT, but may I ask why you would want to do this rather than using the actual
computer name as its host name?
 
J

Jim Hatfield

OT, but may I ask why you would want to do this rather than using the actual
computer name as its host name?

For Unix boxes, which don't have a computer name (in the sense of
a NETBIOS name) and which have their hostname set in files which
vary with the flavor of Unix - it was just easier to do it from
the DHCP server.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Jim Hatfield said:
For Unix boxes, which don't have a computer name (in the sense of
a NETBIOS name) and which have their hostname set in files which
vary with the flavor of Unix - it was just easier to do it from
the DHCP server.

Ah...thank you.
Sorry I can't help out.
 
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Jim Hatfield

OK I did work it out. Open the list of reservations in the left
pane of the DHCP utility. Click one reservation, you see all the
scope options in the right pane. Right-click in the right pane
and select "Configure Options". You can then choose "012 Host Name"
from the list, check the checkbox, and add the name value.
 
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Phillip Windell

That's correct. Many Options cannot be set on a Reservation at "creation
time",...they have to be set after it has been created.

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