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Windows Server 2008 R2, running the DHCP service.

DHCP Scope: 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.254
Exclusions: 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.99

If a reservation uses an IP address in the exclusion range (like 192.168.1.42), what will happen when that specific client makes a DHCP request?
Will it get the reserved address (even if it's excluded from the scope) or will it get another, casual one?

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Explanation: I want to exclude a range of statically-assigned IP addresses from DHCP, but I also want some network printers which are automatically configured with DHCP to get a fixed address in that range. –  Massimo Nov 17 '11 at 20:27
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

It will get the address. In one network I manage all of the reservations are in the excluded range.

From the technet docs.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737055(v=WS.10).aspx

Reservations can be created using any IP address in the scope’s address range, even if the IP address is also within an exclusion range.

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Exactly what I was looking for, thanks. –  Massimo Nov 17 '11 at 22:07
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