Microsoft’s new metro-style Start screen is getting all the buzz, but for IT administrators there are many new network-related features and changes in both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to be aware of.
In Windows Server 2012 you’ll also find improvements to DHCP availability and administration. DHCP failover provides the ability to have two replicated DHCP servers serving IP addresses for the same subnet or scope. Policy based assignment lets you define prioritized policies for specific IP scopes and have IP addresses assigned against them. In the Windows PowerShell you’ll also find new task-oriented cmdlets you can use to configure and manage DHCP.