How to install DHCP on Windows Server 2012?

DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is another important role of every network, because it automates IP assignment and reduces the work of administrators to set IP and it’s related settings on each computer.

First familiarize yourself with enhancements of DHCP in Windows Server 2012 by this Microsoft’s TechNet page, “  What’s New in DHCP “ and then follow the below procedures to install it.

GUI method :

  1. Open Server Manager, on Dashboard, click Add roles and features
  2. On Before You Begin window, click Next
  3. On Installation Type window, select Role-based or feature-based installation, then click Next
  4. On Server Selection page, choose Select a server from the server pool, select your server from the below list, and click Next
  5. On Server Roles window, select DHCP Server, confirm by Add Features, then click Next triple
  6. On Confirmation window, hit Install
  7. Wait for the installation to be finished, then on Results window, click Close
  8. Click Notifications on Server Manager window, and click on Complete DHCP configuration
  9. DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard starts, click on Next
  10. DHCP server should be authorized before it can be functional in a domain, so on Authorization window, provide credentials – that is CYRUSBESHARAT\Administrator or any other domain admin accounts, then click Commit
  11. On Summary page, make sure it is done, then hit Close button
    PowerShell method :
    Open PowerShell console and execute below command :

Install-WindowsFeature DHCP –IncludeManagementTools

In next post, I’ll explain how to configure DHCP server.


One Response to How to install DHCP on Windows Server 2012?

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