Mar 162008

We have already discussed how to install windows server 2008 and configuring domain controller with DNS server in windows server 2008.Now we will see how to install and configure DHCP server.

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.

You need to open server manager from Start—>Administrative tools—>Server Manager

Once server manager opens click on Roles from left pane now you need to click on Add Roles from right pane

Now you can see introduction screen click next

Here you need to select the DHCP Server and click next

DHCP Server introduction details click next

First it will try to check your server is having static ip address or not if it detects it will display here and click next

Here you need to enter your domain name and DNS servers click next

If you have WINS server enter details here otherwise select first option click next

Now you need to add DHCP server scope for this you need to click on Add

Enter your scope details and select check box next to Activate this scope option click ok

If you want to enable IPV6 for this server select here otherwise disable IPV6 for your DHCP server and click ok

Select user credentials click next

Confirmation about your selection click on install

DHCP server Installation in progress

Installation Results and click on close

Now you can confirm DHCP server from server manager as follows

Open DHCP server from Start—>Administrative Tools—>DHCP

Create new scope

Right click on IPV4 select New Scope

Create new Reservation

Right Click on Reservation select New reservation

Finally installing DHCP server is very easy compared to win server 2000/2003

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  99 Responses to “How to Setup DHCP Server in windows server 2008 Step by step Guide”

  1. Thanks dear, for well notes

  2. thx so much so very nice service i m happy u r service.

  3. dhcp server is the best server ,dhcp server easy use

  4. Thanks This is very helpfull step by step guide with screen shots .

  5. A useful link… It guides even a non-IT guy to configure DHCP…

  6. Brilliant steps!thanks guys,i appreciate.

  7. Sir, we want how to configure windows server 2003 server as DHCP server for IP version 6 computers.

  8. plz tell me is their steps i have do it be4 i start to install DNS server and what its . thank u

  9. good article

  10. Thx fr the artical, it’s very helpfull but I have some error at the end of the installation looking like following.

    “Attemp to configure DHCP server failed with error code 800706BA. The RPC server is unavailable”.

    Could somebody help me please??

  11. Thank you for this blog/instruction.

  12. hi,
    my name is ronald martin .Iam student of jetking pursuin JCHNP course….in our course we hav window surver 2008….i need some more information about W2K8…….
    plz help me out

  13. hi,
    my name is prabu studying in nttf bangalore, the above information is good and i learned how to create dhcp server in windows 2008 server..

  14. dhcp server is to install in server 2008
    but first time deficult to manage

  15. what if there is already a available server, can I still install a new copy?

    by the way, the post is to useful, Xie Xie

  16. This is a very good artical for the newbie.
    thanks a lot

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  18. Hi,
    I have really appreciated, it was very nice.thanks

  19. thanks for providing these types information.

  20. Thanks very good article n very helpful

  21. Very good article n very helpful any thanks

  22. this is very helpfull site and all to all configuration about dhcp. but when i configure then occure some problem whereas dhcp is active and authorize but client don’t get ip from dhcp server if you have any solution so plz tell me.

  23. it’s good for revise as well as it also usefull for all networking students and poor student is also take the advantage of this

  24. it is worderful for me,this is given in very easy manner.
    its help more user. thanks

  25. hi……… is very helpful

  26. Thanks for posting!! this prefect.
    I just want to ask about New Reservation!!!

    What is the function for this!!!

  27. hi……… is very helpful

  28. tnks its a nic method to help….lot of tnks to u guys…

  29. Really u r a good man
    what a information u r producing on net.
    Really this is very usefull step because students are gain the knowledge

  30. thank u

  31. Good info !! It helped me alot in setting up DHCP Server..
    Thank You..

  32. Hello,

    I am facing some problem while installing DHCP server on 2008 server.
    In the last step of the installation I am getting the below error messages:

    “Attempt to install DHCP Server failed with error code 0×80070643. Fatal error during installation”

    Please help me in debugging it.
    Thank you in Advance.


  33. you could’ve explained about address pool,reservations,exclusions,scope options etc.
    nice btw. :)

  34. thanx teacher

  35. this is nice one!!! really

  36. Excelente blog, very good
    Gracias tnks

  37. thank you.good

  38. Thank a lot! Good one

  39. htis configuration is very good but i want to know how many dhcp role

  40. I have a test Environment of IPV6 configured but M unable to get the Global IP when Pinged as getting only the Link local IP..Dhcp is also configured and the IP is getting assigned as well..Kindly help me as this i am trying from long but no solution found on the web…Hoping help from u.

  41. Very nice and articulate piece of information.
    Please there are some screenshots that are not showing on the webpage.
    They are the 4th – 9th screenshots. Kindly help to correct them.



  43. Hello

    I have an issue trying to configure DHCP scope for 3G Mobiles. I am using Windows 2008 SERVER , roles are set up . The mobiles are allocated the correct static ip address on registering to the network . For the set up I put in the IMEI number of the mobile into the MAC ADDRESS / identifier field . After the mobile gest the static Ip address and I check the the DHCPO server , I find that the MAC address has been replaced by characters that I cannot understand. Sorry if I have taken up your time .

  44. It’s a very useful . thanx

  45. thankx …..

  46. Thanks for such use full information..

  47. how do i configure the router to use the server dhcp role to assign ip addresses?

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