How to Install DHCP Server 2012- Step by Step guide

How to Install DHCP Server 2012 R2

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to install DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2. In other posts, we talked about the steps to assign IP address using GUI mode, change IP Address from Command Prompt even we learned the steps to assign IP address using PowerShell command.

What is DHCP Server?

DHCP is known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is used to assign dynamic IP address to computers. Let’s take an example, in your organization you have about 4000 desktops to manage. How would you keep track of all the computers? How would you track the IP address for all the computers, if you assign static IP address. Isn’t managing records and keeping track would be a tedious task for an Administrator.

Unlike static address, managing dynamic IP address is very simple and easy to manage. DHCP will help you centrally manage and configure IP address for your environment. You don’t need to maintain the list of IPs that you have already assigned or worry about assigning similar IPs to multiple computers, etc. In addition to IP address, it provides other configuration details e.g. IP address of DNS, Router, etc.

Steps to install DHCP Server 2012 R2

1. To install DHCP server, open server manager.

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