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A DHCP scope appears to be disabled in the DHCP management console after you enable the SwitchedNetworkFlag registry entry on a Windows 2000-based DHCP server

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On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, you set the SwitchedNetworkFlag registry entry to enable the switched networks function for a certain DHCP subnet. After you restart the DHCP Server service for the change to take effect, the switched networks function is enabled correctly. However, a red arrow appears next to the DHCP scope in the DHCP management console. This red arrow indicates that the scope is not enabled. After you disable and then re-enable the DHCP scope, the scope appears correctly. However, the switched networks function is not enabled.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

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No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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More information
The switched networks function enables the DHCP server to send the client's IP address as the default gateway. This function is enabled when the SwitchedNetworkFlag registry entry is set to 1.
For more information about how to set the SwitchedNetworkFlag registry entry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
167686 New DHCP parameter for switched networks
CM62472, dhcpserver, mmc

Article ID: 867455 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 17:38:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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