Setting up and configuring a DHCP Server in Windows Server 2003
A simple structure consisting of a DHCP server and a number of client computers on a network.
Step 1: Start/run: appwiz.cpl to open Add or Remove Programs
Step 2: Click Add/Remove Windows Components to open Windows Components Options
Step 3: Chose Networking Services –> Details…
Step 4: Stick Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) –> Next
Step 5: Click Next go to next step…
Step 6: DHCP’s being setting up, just wait a moment…
Step 7: You have installed DHCP successfully,click Finish to close wizard.
Step 8: Now your server role as DHCP Server, Click on DHCP to configure your Server
Step 9: Right click on your Server/New Scope… to create a Scope…
Step 10: Click Next to go to next step…
Step 11: Named your Scope Name/Description
Step 12: Define the range of addresses that the scope will distribute across the network and the subnet mask for the IP address.
Step 13: Enter the range of IP addresses or single IP addresse that you won’t want the DHCP server to be able to distribute
Step 14: Set appropriate Lease duration for your scope
Step 15: Now you’ve to configure DHCP Option (default gateway, DNS Servers, WINS) for your Server
Step 16: Configure default gateway for your clients
Step 17: Enter your domain name and DNS Server
Step 18: WINS Server for resolve NetBIOS computer.
Step 19: Now you can active your scope and your DHCP Server can distribute IP addresses for clients.
Step 20: Click Finish to close Wizard
Step 21: You also can add 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.
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