Category: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Migrating DHCP Part 1: Installing a DHCP Server on a Windows 2012/2012R2 Server

Although Microsoft Windows Server 2003R2 went end-of-life on July 14, 2015, many business are still mid-process of upgrading to newer operating systems. Similar to installing 2003/R2 and 2008/R2, a 2012 or 2012R2 installation is fairly straight forward. This article explains how to install the DHCP role on a Windows 2012 / Windows 2012R2 and is the first […]

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Migrating DHCP Part 2: Migrate DHCP to a New Windows Server

With Windows 2012 / Windows 2012R2 now offering a way to failover DHCP, many organizations have opted to migrate their DHCP functions from an older operating system. There are multiple, creative ways to handling a migration from an old server a new server; this article outlines one method of migrating all DHCP scopes from an […]

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Configure a multiscope DHCP server to work with VLANs on Windows Server 2012

In order to take advantage of the full capabilities of LAN segmentation (VLAN), you need to properly configure a DHCP server with different scopes (multiscope setup). Windows Server offers a simple solution to the problem and we are going to see how to perform the operation. The first step is to install the DHCP server […]

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How to configure DHCP failover on Windows Server 2012 R2

Configuring the DHCP failover in your LAN is a simple operation to improve the reliability of the network. There are two main ways to provide DHCP failover: Load balancing Hot standby Load balancing allows to share the load between two or more DHCP servers while the Hot standby mode simply provide DHCP redundancy. In this […]

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Configure DHCP Server After Installing Step By Step

DHCP Server is one of the critical parts of today’s network. When somebody request for IP (Internet Protocol), instead of a network administrator, a server distributes IP for the device. It is more effective and less expensive. Also, DHCP server provides more information to the clients such as default gateway, subnet mask. DHCP allows hosts to […]

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Install DHCP Server on Windows Server 2016

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used in Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The DHCP server automatically distributes IP for network interfaces and devices. When somebody sends a request for IP, instead of a network administrator, DHCP server distributes IP address, based on the DHCP server configurations. Here’s how to install DHCP Server on windows […]

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How Can I Configure DHCP Server in Windows Server 2012?

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for DHCP server is responsible for assigning the IP addresses to the client computers automatically. The client computers to which the DHCP server automatically assigns the IP addresses are the ones that are configured to obtain the addresses automatically. In other words, when a client computer is configured to obtain […]

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How to Find Your DHCP Server

Windows open cmd as administrator run: ipconfig /all find /i “DHCP Server” Linux the DHCP server is usually located in the dhclient.leases file run: cat /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases or: grep dhcp-server-identifier /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases and look for: “optin dhcp-server-identifier ”   Mac Open Terminal Run: ipconfig getpacket en0 (en0 is typically the ethernet adapter.  Wifi is usually en1 or […]

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How to Set Up DHCP in Windows Server 2008 R2

Today we’re going to show you how to setup DHCP on Windows Server 2008 instead of using it on a router. This guide assumes that you have Server 2008 up and running on a machine. You should also have set a static IP address on the server before continuing. To get started, fire up the […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Improvements in DHCP

In this article, we’ll go over some of the new and cool features included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP server. Introduction DHCP is something most IT pros take for granted. However, it wasn’t really all that long ago when many of us were running local NetBEUI networks, where addressing wasn’t even an issue. […]

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