I need to create/assign an IP address manually in DNS/DHCP ManagementConsole... my problem is that the number has already been leased to
another
box (server running DNS/DHCP is NW5.1sp2a). The machine which needs
the
number is an Win98 box running an educational app that all of a
school's
PC's need to connect to because they have an .ini telling the local
program
to look to the app server's IP (which now has been labeled as
unauthorized
in DNS/DHCP) for login and data. For some obscene reason, the app
server
was never given an excluded number and when it took a number from
DHCP, the
techs just assumed that it was manually assigned. The server never
gets
shutdown so I guess the reasoning was that it would never lose it's
number.
But today another machine got assigned the number and it caused a
conflict.
Now I cannot create an IP in the Management Console and exclude it
because
it's been "leased" by the other machine. I released the other PC's IP
and
manually configured the IP in question to my apps box but am afraid
that
when the lease expires (3 days) DHCP will try to hand it out again.

Can I simply delete the objects in DNS and DHCP Management Console
and then
create my excluded/manual IP? I know that I'll have to unload DHCP to

delete the existing object but are there other ramifications? I
really
don't want to change the .ini files on 150 machines.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Greg