We continue this series with part 5 on Windows Server 2012 by installing DHCP Server Services. The only basic thing you need to know about DHCP is that it assigns IP addresses to computers that require them. It ensures that there are no IP conflicts on the network. Off course this is just the basic role of DHCP.
13) Specify Alternate credentials if you are installing DHCP on a different server that is not a part of the same domain. We will use the default AD credentials. Click Commit.
There are 2 ways to restart DHCP Server service.
1. From Server Manager.
Navigate to Services from Tools Menu.
Find DHCP Server, Right Click and select Restart.
2. From PowerShell.
Run as Administrator.
Enter “net stop DHCPServer, Wait for service to stop.
Configuring DHCP Server
Ok so we have finished installing DHCP Server service now we will configure it to assign IP’s to all computers in the domain WackyTechTips.com
6) Assign an IP Address Start IP and End IP, everything in between those IP is your IP Address Range. E.g. 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.254 is the IP’s my DHCP Server can assign to computers in the domain.
To explain to you about Length and Subnet mask that would require a whole extra post. For now we leave it those values at default.
7) Specify IP Address Exclusions, this range of IP will be reserved and not assigned to any computers in your network by DHCP server, although you can manually assign an excluded IP address to a computer. Example, Printers, VOIP / PBX systems, these types of devices should be assigned IP’s manually.
10) Specify Default Gateway for your network.
We have successfully installed and configure DHCP server.