This guide describes processes and procedures for improving the management of Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service in an information technology (IT) infrastructure.
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This guide is based on Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM). MSM provides a combination of best practices, best-practice implementation services, and best-practice automation, all of which help customers achieve operational excellence as demonstrated by high quality of service, industry reliability, availability, and security, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
These MSM best practices are based on MOF, a structured, yet flexible approach based on ITIL. MOF includes guidelines on how to plan, deploy, and maintain IT operational processes in support of mission-critical service solutions.
Central to MOF - and to understanding the structure of this guide - are the MOF Process and Team models. The Process Model and its underlying service management functions (SMFs) are the foundation for the process-based approach that this guide recommends for maintaining a product. The Team Model and its role clusters offer guidance for ensuring the proper people are assigned to operational roles.
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Every company consists of employees (people), activities that those employees perform (processes), and tools that help them perform those activities (technology). No matter what the business, it most likely consists of people, processes, and technology working together to achieve a common goal. The following table illustrates this point.
his chapter provides detailed information about the processes that must be performed in order to maintain Windows Server 2003 DHCP services. These processes are arranged according to the MOF quadrant to which they belong and, within each quadrant, by the MOF SMF guides that make up that quadrant.
This chapter is designed for those who want to see all the processes for a single role cluster in one place.
The audit logging behavior discussed in this section applies only to the DHCP service provided with Windows Server 2003 and replaces the previous DHCP logging behavior used in earlier versions of Windows NT Server.