2 DHCP Scopes, 1 entirely reservation based, Server 2003.
This will probably go into the "Oh well, seemed like a good idea at the time" files but...
We have 1 physical network running an admin and curriculum network on 2 different IP ranges. No VLANs or anything exciting. 192.168.16.0/24 for admin, 192.168.0.0/24 for curric.
Currently, the method to set a PC up with access to the admin network is to manually give it a static IP address - this is starting to cause problems in areas which only have wireless access available as if a member of admin staff then takes their laptop to another site/home, it won't work as it is stuck with the 192.168.16.x manual IP and won't connect.
Curriculum side is happily running a DHCP server for 192.168.0.0.
Had a semi brainwave (or not, we shall see!) this afternoon that if I added a second scope to the DHCP server, then excluded all the addresses from immediate distribution, I could set up each machine that's on the admin network with a DHCP reservation on the second scope and allow it to work anywhere but pick up a reserved admin IP by DHCP when it's on this site.
Will the world come to a horrible end if I try and put this in place on my 2003 server? We simply don't have the equipment currently or budget for new gear to get VLANs, routers or anything else in place so trying to muddle through with what we've got.