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This step-by-step article describes how to configure a new Windows Server 2003-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on a stand-alone server to provide centralized management of IP addresses and other TCP/IP configuration settings for the client computers on a network.
How to Install the DHCP Service
Before you can configure the DHCP service, you must install it on the server. DHCP is not installed by default during a typical installation of Windows Standard Server 2003 or Windows Enterprise Server 2003. You can install DHCP either during the initial installation of Windows Server 2003 or after the initial installation is completed.
How to Install the DHCP Service on an Existing Server
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs. 2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components. 3. In the Windows Components Wizard, click Networking Services in the Components list, and then click Details. 4. In the Networking Services dialog box, click to select the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) check box, and then click OK. 5. In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next to start Setup. Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM into the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so. Setup copies the DHCP server and tool files to your computer. 6. When Setup is completed, click Finish.
How to Configure the DHCP Service
After you have installed the DHCP service and started it, you must create a scope, which is a range of...
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