DHCP is a standards-based client/ server protocol. All windows server editions of Windows Server include the DHCP Server service, which can be installed to support DHCP.
The DHCP setup requires three main process
- Installing the DHCP Server service
- Configuring the DHCP server with the appropriate scopes, exclusions, reservations, and options
- Activating the DHCP server’s scopes
To install the DHCP Server service using the Add Roles Wizard, follow these steps:
- Ensure that the server has static IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for each subnet.
- In Server Manager, select the Roles node in the left pane and then click Add Roles.
- select DHCP Server and then click Next twice.
- select the network connections that the server will use for servicing DHCPv4 clients and then click Next.
- Enter the default DNS settings that the server will give to DHCPv4 clients for automatic DNS configuration.
- In the Parent Domain text box, enter the DNS name of the parent domain, such as cpandl.com.
- Enter the IPv4 address of the preferred and alternate DNS servers, respectively.
- Click each Validate button in turn to ensure you entered the right DNS address. Click Next to continue.