i am the funny


Is there anything more annoying then trying to find which server a DHCP scope is located on? ... well yes, there are... but finding a scope can still be pretty damn annoying when all you are given is an IP address.
To help you out, here is a script that I prepared earlier.

   Searches DHCP servers to find the location of the scope
   This script allows you to search your most heavily ustilised DHCP servers, before searching the rest of the DHCP server for a scope.
   It will also retunr servers that could not be searched as they are unreachable and any errors that occure when connecting to DHCP
.PARAMETER <paramName>
   $Scope: Input from you to search, in the format XX.XX.XX.0

Import-Module DhcpServer

# I am using a log to collect the errors I want, there will be better ways using the actual error, but... all or my meh
$pathLog = "C:\Temp\Get-DHCPscoped.txt"

# Function to write to the log
Function LogWrite([string]$logstring){
   Add-content $pathLog -value $logstring
   Start-Sleep -m 500

Function Get-DHCPscoped($DHCPServers, $count, $IP){
    $Checking = 0
    foreach($Server in $DHCPServers){
        $Checking ++
        [string]$breaking = $Server.dnsname
        # This step checks to make sure the server is online before attempting to connect
        if (test-Connection -ComputerName $Server.dnsname -Count 4 -Quiet){
            Write-Host -NoNewline "Checking "
            Write-Host -NoNewline $Checking -ForegroundColor Green
            Write-Host -NoNewline " of "
            Write-Host -NoNewline "$count " -ForegroundColor Yellow
            write-host -NoNewline $Server.dnsname
            get-dhcpserverv4scope -ComputerName $Server.dnsname | Select ScopeId, Name, State, @{Name="Server";Expression={ $Server.DnsName }} | Where{ $_.ScopeId.IPAddressToString -eq $IP } |  Format-Table ScopeId, Name, State, Server -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
            # This is checking to see if an error occurs when connecting to the DHCP server
            if($error.length -gt 0){
                [string]$huehuehue = $error[0]
                    Write-Warning "Issues connecting to DHCP service for $breaking"
                    $towrite = $breaking + " - " + $huehuehue
                    LogWrite $towrite
            Write-Warning "$breaking currently unavailable"
            $towrite = $breaking + " - No ping response"
            LogWrite $towrite

$Scope = Read-Host -Prompt 'Input IP Address (XX.XX.XX.0)'
$firstCheck =@()

# Most domains might have some server which have a larger number of scopes (i.e. they host the scopes for serverless sites, or mulitple CBD site scopes)
# This step allows you to input their names here to search for them first.
$firstChecktoobj = "server1.iamthefunny.net","server2.iamthefunny.net","server3.iamthefunny.net"
foreach($blah in $firstChecktoobj){
    $myobjfirst = "" | Select DnsName
    $myobjfirst.DnsName = $blah
    $firstCheck += $myobjfirst

# Searching the main servers first
Write-host "Searching three main DHCP servers" -BackgroundColor DarkCyan
$Result = Get-DHCPscoped $firstCheck 3 $Scope

    Write-host "Scope was not found, searching all DHCP servers" -BackgroundColor Magenta
    # Gets all of the DHCP servers authorised on the domain
    $allthescopes = Get-DhcpServerInDC | sort-object dnsName
    # Counts how many there are so you know how many to go
    $TotalServers = $allthescopes.count
    $Result = Get-DHCPscoped $allthescopes $TotalServers $Scope

    Write-host "Scope $Scope was not found" -BackgroundColor Red
    Write-host "Scope details below" -ForegroundColor Green

# Lists any servers that could not be searched and the reason
if (Test-Path $pathLog){
    $AllTheErrors = Get-Content -path $pathLog
    Write-host "Servers not checked:" -ForegroundColor Red
    Write-host "--------------------" -ForegroundColor Red
    ForEach($e in $AllTheErrors){Write-host $e -ForegroundColor Red}
    # Removes the log file as it was only to keep any errors
    Remove-Item $pathLog

Read-Host -Prompt "Press Enter to exit"