Windows Tutorials

How To Install And Configure Windows Server DHCP Role

In this tutorial you will learn How To Install And Configure Windows Server DHCP Role. We will be using Windows Server 2019 however the concept is the same with Windows Server 2022.


The Windows Server DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) role plays a crucial role in managing IP addresses on a network. By automating IP assignment and configuration, DHCP simplifies network administration and ensures efficient connectivity. This guide will walk you through the process of installing and configuring the DHCP role on your Windows Server. From initial setup to advanced configurations, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage IP address allocation. Get ready to streamline your network infrastructure and enhance connectivity with this comprehensive tutorial.

Let’s get started with the Installation of the DHCP Role

1.Log into your Windows Server.

2. If not already opened, open up Server Manager.

3. Click Add roles and features.

4. Click Next through the wizard until you reach Server Roles. Check mark DHCP Server. You will be prompted with a popup, click on Add Features. From here click Next.

5. Click Next through the wizard until you reach Install. Now click Install.

6. Once the installation finishes, you will be required to click on Complete DHCP configuration.

7. In this DHCP Post-Install Configuration Wizard click Next and then click Commit. Afterwards you should see that the configuration is Done. Click Close and we are done with the installation.


Let’s get started with the configuration of the DHCP Role

1. Open up Server Manager if not already opened. Click Tools followed by clicking on DHCP.

2. The DHCP Tools window should be opened now.

3. Right click on IPv4, then select New Scope

4. In the New Scope Wizard start by giving your scope a Name and then click Next.

5. Give your DHCP Scope a range and make sure it’s on the same subnet as the default gateway. Click Next.

6. We can skip Exclusions and Delay. Click Next.

7. Make sure that you have the following selected: Yes, I want to configure these options now. Click Next.

8. Add the IP Address of your Default Gateway and click Next.

10. Make sure to have the Parent Domain properly set. Provide the DNS server name and IP address. Click Next.

11. Skip WINS, Click Next.

12. Make sure to have Yes, I want to activate this scope now select and click Next.


We are finished, reboot some devices and you should now see some devices obtaining an address lease.



In conclusion, mastering the installation and configuration of the Windows Server DHCP role is essential for network administrators seeking to streamline their network management processes. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you can effectively automate IP address assignment and ensure smooth connectivity for your network devices.

I hope this article was helpful, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If you would like to be notified of when I create a new post, you can subscribe to my blog alert.

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Patrick Domingues

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