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How can I stop a Windows 2003 DHCP server from assigning an IP to a particular user?

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closed as not a real question by MDMarra, Hubert Kario, pauska, Ward, EEAA Oct 7 '12 at 16:08

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I think that you might need to learn some basics about DHCP and TCP/IP in general. – MDMarra Oct 7 '12 at 14:46

DHCP leases are not given out on a per user account basis, only per computer. The only way I know of of not giving a computer a DHCP lease would be to give the computer a static IP address outside of the DHCP scope

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Or configure reservations for all addresses in the scope. – Ansgar Wiechers Oct 7 '12 at 14:44

IP addresses are assigned to network interfaces on computer, not to users. To answer your question as you've presented it: you can't.

If you'd like for a specific computer to not be assigned an IP address by a DHCP server, you can accomplish this a few ways. You can put the computer on a vlan/subnet that doesn't have a DHCP server on it. Don't enable DHCP Relay for that subnet and you're fine. Or, just assign a static IP address to the interface in question.

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