Additional Lessons
Lesson 4

Install and Configure DHCP

By Sai Kurada
August 20, 2023

Installing and Configuring DHCP

Installing the DHCP service involves setting up a server that can assign IP addresses and other network configuration parameters to client devices on a network. DHCP simplifies the process of network configuration by dynamically allocating IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, DNS servers, and more to devices as they join the network.

Here's a detailed explanation of how to install the DHCP service on a Windows Server:
Note: The following steps are based on Windows Server operating systems. Other server operating systems may have similar procedures.
Access Server Manager:
  • Log in to the Windows Server using an account with administrative privileges.
  • Open the "Server Manager" application. This can be done from the Start Menu or the taskbar.

Add DHCP Role:
  • In Server Manager, click on "Manage" in the top-right corner, then select "Add Roles and Features."
  • The "Add Roles and Features Wizard" will open. Click "Next" to begin.

Role-Based or Feature-Based Installation:
  • Choose "Role-based or feature-based installation" and click "Next."

Select Server:
  • Choose the target server where you want to install the DHCP service and click "Next."

Select Role:
  • Scroll down and select the "DHCP Server" role from the list.
  • A prompt will appear, indicating that additional features are required for DHCP.
  • Click "Add Features" to proceed.

Add Features:
  • Click "Next" to proceed to the "Features" section.

DHCP Role Overview:
  • Read the overview information about the DHCP role and click "Next."

Confirm Installation:
  • Review your selections and click "Install" to begin the installation process.

Installation Progress:
  • The installation progress will be displayed. Wait for the process to complete.

Configuring DHCP:
  • Once the installation is complete, go to Server Manager and click on the 'Complete DHCP Configuration' link under pending tasks.

  • Specify the Domain Administrator credentials to authorize the DHCP server in AD DS.
  • Click on Commit.

  • Once you Commit the configuration, a summary window appears showing the status of post install configuration steps.
  • Click on Close.