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Install and Configure DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

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Hi Systems Administrator’s out there, today I will dive into the DHCP world of Windows Server 2012. The followings are now supported with Windows Server 2012 DHCP role:

– DHCP Server Failover

– Policy-Based Assign

– Now supports PowerShell

For the purpose of this post, I will focus on the basic installation and configuration of DHCP and will deal with the Failover functionality in later post.

OK, enough of the talking and let’s get into the menu of the day “DHCP Fries with milkshake” 🙂

Setup: Installing the DHCP role

– Start the Server Manager

Windows DHCP Server

– Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu

Windows DHCP Server

– On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– Select the Role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– If you have more than one server managed via the server manager console, then select the desired server you’d like to install DHCP on

Windows DHCP Server

– From the Roles lists, check the DHCP Server role, click Add Features on the popup windows

Windows DHCP Server

– Click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– Select additional features you desire or leave as default and click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– Keep in mind ‘Things to note’ and click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– Confirm information on summary page and click Install

Windows DHCP Server

– After install is completed, click Close

Windows DHCP Server

Post Deployment

– Click on the warning icon and then click on ‘Complete DHCP Configuration’

Windows DHCP Server

– On DHCP Post-Install wizard, click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– On Authorization, select a domain user account that has permissions to create objects in the Net Services container in Active directory (For security lock-down) or simply use a domain admin account and click Next

Windows DHCP Server

– Confirm on summary page that the security groups had been created and Authorizing DHCP server role done. Close the screen

Windows DHCP Server

For the security groups to come into effect, we need to restart the DHCP Server service

– Click on Tools on Server Manager menu and click on Services

Windows DHCP Server

– Locate ‘DHCP Server’ service, click on the Restart Service icon to restart the service

Windows DHCP Server

Go to Page2: Configure the DHCP Server to dish-out IP’s to systems on the network

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  • Thank you! Very informative work.

    One more question: How to configure remote management of DHCP Server 2012 R2 from another server without IPAM ?

    • Sysadmin

      Hi Violetta, I will need to test this out to see how you can manage the configuration of a remote DHCP server from another server with using IPAM.

  • Jon Bohack

    Great article I recently did a video on installing DHCP on server 2012 R2 and how it works. https://youtu.be/nNyLRN96tI0