Feb 252008
 


A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers. This is very often used in enterprise networks to reduce configuration efforts. All IP addresses of all computers are stored in a database that resides on a server machine.

Installing DHCP Server is very easy in win server 2003

First you need to go to Start–>All Programs–>Administrative Tools–>Manage Your Server

Here you need to select Add or remove a role

Verify the following steps click on Next

Select Server Role as DHCP Server option click on Next

Summary selection click on Next

Installing DHCP Server in progress

Now this will prompt new scope welcome scree click next

A scope is a collection of IP addresses for computers on a subnet that use DHCP.
enter the name and description of your scope click next

Now you need to define the range of addresses that the scope will distribute across the network,the subnet mask for the IP address . Enter the appropriate details and click next.

Enter the IP address range that you want to exclude and click on next

Select lease duration how long a client can use an IP address assigned to it from this scope. It is recommended to add longer leases for a fixed network (in the office for example) and shorter leases for remote connections or laptop computers and click next

You are given a choice of whether or not you wish to configure the DHCP options for the scope now or later.You can select Yes,I want to… radion button and click next

Enter the router, or gateway, IP address click next. The client computers will then know which router to use and click next

Enter the DNS and domain name settings can be entered. The DNS server IP address will be distributed by the DHCP server and given to the client click next

If you have WINS setup then here is where to enter the IP Address of the WINS server. You can just input the server name into the appropriate box and press Resolve” to allow it to find the IP address itself click next

Now you need to activate this scope now and click next

DHCP Server new scope installation was finished and click finish

Now your server is now a DHCP server message and click finish

Configuring DHCP

Now you need to go to Start—>Administrative Tools—>DHCP

Right Click on your server click on Authorize your DHCP Server

Authorization completed now your DHCP server is up and running

DHCP servers permit you to reserve an IP address for a client. This means that the specific network client will have the same IP for as long as you wanted it to. To do this you will have to know the physical address (MAC) of each network card. Enter the reservation name, desired IP address, MAC address and description – choose whether you want to support DHCP or BOOTP and press add. The new reservation will be added to the list.

That’s it it is very easy to configure DHCP server in win server 2003 now you can configure your windows client pc to check your dhcp server is working or not.

If you want to install and configure win server 2003 domain controller with DNS setup check here

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  102 Responses to “Install and Configure DHCP Server in Win server 2003 Step By Step Guide”

  1. that’s great information i have got from here. it’s really very good thanx

  2. I have installed DHCP on the server and my clients are unable to obtain a DHCP assigned address. How do I troubleshoot that?

  3. i want to this notes

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    this is a very good aritcal in the world

  6. This is a remarkable, unbelievable thing .. thank so much.. thank you again and again..
    this is very helpful article..

  7. is there a way that i can add ip etc…

    192.168.1.1
    192.168.2.1
    192.168.3.1
    ” . ” .4.1
    to
    192.168.254.1

    i have a cisco network and i have 200 stores connected to a main server but it keeps on asking for a password how can i resolve this i cant change my password or take it off the server or give all ip accsses.

  8. this is very good thank you

  9. DON’T FORGET THAT YOU HAVE TO BE A ENTERPRISE ADMIN IN ORDER TO AUTHORIZE A DHCP SERVER ON A DOMAIN. I DON’T MEAN TO BASH ON YOUR INFORMATION BUT, USING THE “MANAGE YOUR SERVER WIZARD” IS FOR ROOKIES AND IF YOU REALLY ARE A TRUE SERVER 03 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR YOU WOULD KNOW HOW TO COMPLETE THIS TASK THE PROS WAY.

  10. Really a great job you have done here, it’s highly useful to all pros.Thanks a lot,Keep going on……

  11. To whom it may concern !

    Thank you very much for sharing such a fruitfull and informative informaiton. Looking toward other fruitfull information.

    Fawad Joya
    Afghanistan

  12. Hi,
    Very good guide.
    How do u set different options for the ip to be given to client pc’s eg default gateway, dns servers 1,2?

  13. Good Information Easy Steps to Understand the Configuration And the Concept. Thanks very Much.Good Work.

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  17. Dear developer
    It is very easy to install DHCP, but I don’t know how to use DHCP, so i want you to add some information to use DHCP server.
    Thank you very much.
    I wish you good luck, good health, and everything that you wish will become true.
    Best regard
    Try
    PS. I am a new user. I am a first year with IT field.

  18. Exellent.

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  20. Realy great, that’s all i have to say.

  21. I have a public Ip and i want to configure a dhcp server through i can assign the ip as well as share the internet.
    so please tell me how to configure it.

  22. Its really a wonderful article, thanks a lot to the Author and to the Admin of the web site!!

    Albert Nelson
    India

  23. Hi dear Members and Respected team,

    this site is really useful i would like to thank from every one of you it is so kind of you all.

  24. Dear Developer,

    Really it’s very good overview over dhcp configuration.

    Really imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rgds
    Saroj kumar suman
    System Engineer
    CMS Infosystem

  25. When I’m trying bring client system DHCP configuration in Windows 2003 Eterprise Edition, client TCP/IP getting diabled. Please inform how to configure DHCP in Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition

  26. Thankyou very much this helped me lot to learn ,

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  28. Helpful Discussions. Many Thanks!!!

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    RajaMurthy.

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  41. excellent…………very useful to all..

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    rjt
    system administrator..

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  44. very very usefull to all

    thank u

  45. i am trying to use two dhcp scopes with same network,but i get an error msg showing ip range conflict.can somebody help me out

  46. I want to know how to configure RAID in server(hardware Raid and software Raid) both please send the notes for me.And all command using in server(shortcuts)please

  47. Nice article.

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  49. Very nice and great material to study.
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