I manage several Windows 2012 based DHCP servers and on one of these I came across a peculiarity that I cannot explain and do not know where to correct:
In DHCP manager*, expand [server name], then
policies (or [network], then
policies). Create a new or edit an existing policy and in the
conditions tab, add or edit a condition.
The expected behaviour is that you are presented with a dialog where you can pick
- a criterion (
MAC address, etc.)
- an operator (
At least this is the case with the majority of my servers. On one single server, however, the "prepend wildcard" checkbox is always disabled:
Q: How come? What does this signify? Is there a problem or misconfiguration? Of course, to my knowledge all servers are (or should be) mostly identical as far as updates and configurations are concerned ...
* All options, dialog labels etc. are translated back from the German version, hence I'm sorry if there is no perfect match with the English version
** The form has different fields when picking
relay agent info as critrion, but that is irrelevant for this question