It is a DHCP server configuration step by step guide. on Windows server 2012 R2. These Steps are Similar for Windows Server 2008, Windows 2012 and Windows Server 2016
To Configure the DHCP server, we Should have a Static IP address assigned.
The firewall of the Server Should be off.
Let’s Configure DHCP Server Open Server Manager from the taskbar or from Start > Server Manager and click Add roles and features
Then it loads “Add Role Wizard”, Click on next
In the next window select “Role-based or feature-based installation” default selection and click on next
Select a destination server on which you want to install the DHCP server. In our case, there is only one server which is a local server and it is selected by default. Click Next
In the next option select the “DHCP Server” and click on next
Then it will prompt a window to inform about the additional features that DHCP role required. Click on “Add features” to continue.
In the next window, it gives the option to select any additional feature, click on next to continue
Note the things that are outlined in the screen and click Next
Confirm your installation selections and wait till the installation is completed
Click Close to finish the
Open Server Manager and click notifications icon. A small window will appear. Click Complete DHCP configuration and Click on Next
In this option, you can Choose AD authorization or Skip AD authorization since we have AD configured so I am using AD authorization but if you don’t have an AD environment, you can select Skip AD authorization and click Commit
Read the summary and click Close
Open Server Manager and click on Tools. When a small window appears, scroll to DHCP and click it
In the management console, right-click on IPv4 and scroll to New Scope and click it
Provide name and meaningful description of this new scope and click Next
Provide IP address range along with subnet you need to distribute to client machines and click Next
Provide any IP addresses you need to exclude from the pool and click Add. I have excluded a first IP address which is statically assigned to my DHCP server. Click Next
Keep lease duration as 8 days and click Next
Choose Yes, I will configure these options Now and click Next .you can also select No, I will configure these options later and configure the setting later
Now enter your Default gateway and Click on Next.
After that enter Parent Domain name and DNS Server IP Address then Click on Next
Now enter IP Address or Server name of WINS server and click on Next
Now you can select whether do you want to Activate the scope now or later.we are activating the scope in this tutorial.
Click on Finish to complete the configuration
After Clicking on the finish, you will get the DHCP Management Console.
So we have Configured DHCP server in windows 2012 Successfully.