I have setup a single, scoped Directory Agent and have a question about how clients discover it. I know I can statically configure clients and add the scope and directory agent name/or IP, but have also started looking at delivering that info via scope options in dhcp (served from a Win2003 server) rather than statically configuring hundreds of clients.

My question is, I'm seeing some clients seem to discover it through dhcp, and others seem to discover it through multicasting. I assume dhcp is the preferable method? If so, how do I ensure that is the way clients discover the SLP DA?

Sorry for my confusion, I appreciate any assistance.