How To Setup Dhcp Server

How To Setup Dhcp Server?

Setup Dhcp Server

A DHCP server is a network server that automatically assigns IP addresses to the gateways, computers, and other network devices. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is the protocol working things out for the DHCP server. If there is no DHCP server, it would be a lot of work assigning IP addresses to all the devices manually.There is a procedure to install the DHCP server on a computer. Continue reading to know how to setup DHCP server on a Windows 2016 server.

  • On the desktop, click the search bar at the bottom, enter ‘server manager,’ and select the topmost result.
  • When the Server Manager dashboard shows up, click Add roles and features below Configure this local server.
  • Following that, the Add Roles and Features Wizard window will open. Click the Next button.
  • On the Select installation type screen, choose ‘Role-based or feature-based installation’ and then select the Next button.
  • Now, you have to select the destination where you need to store the DHCP service. Choose a suitable option and go to the next screen.
  • Now, you have to add the features for the DHCP server. So, click the Add Features button.
  • Click and enable the checkbox near DHCP server under Select server roles and select Next.
  • Click the Next button on the Features and the DHCP Server screens. Now, the confirmation screen will appear.
  • If you want to automatically restart the server, click the checkbox; otherwise, skip the step.
  • Now, click the Install button to start the server installation.
  • Once the installation is complete, go to the dashboard and check if you could find a yellow icon on the top.
  • Click the icon and select Complete DHCP configuration in the box that opens.
  • In the ‘DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard window,’ click Next.
  • Enter the administrator credentials in the User Name field if the server is linked to the domain.
  • If the server is not linked to the domain, click Skip AD authorization and then click Commit.
  • Select Close to close the window and click the Start icon on the desktop.
  • Choose Windows Administrative Tool > DHCP to access the DHCP console.
  • By using these above steps on how to setup DHCP server.