Install and Configure DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

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

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– Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu

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– On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next

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

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– 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

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

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– Click Next

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

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

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– Confirm information on summary page and click Install

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– After install is completed, click Close

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Post Deployment

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

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– On DHCP Post-Install wizard, click Next

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– 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

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

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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

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

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

Following on from page1, I will conclude the configuration of DHCP Server role

Steps:

– Click on DHCP from Tools Menu on Server Manager screen

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– In the the DHCP mmc console, right-click on the DHCP Server and than click on “Add/Remove Bindings…

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– Ensure the static IP address of the server should appear here. Note: If you have more than one static IP, the DHCP server will bind to the first static IP address configured on the adapter

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– Back to the DHCP mmc console, right-click on IPv4, and select New Scope

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– Click Next on the welcome screen

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– Enter the new Scope Name details

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– Enter the Start and End IP address, the Subnet mask, leave the Length as default ’24’ and click Next

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– Enter your IP range in the exclusion list. You only need to do this if you have devices on the network that require static IP address and also ensure that the excluded range falls with the Start and End range earlier specified

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– Enter desired lease duration for assigned IP’s or leave as default

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– Select Yes to configure the DHCP options for the new scope

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– Enter the default gateway if any (Required in Live environment)

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– The default Parent domain should be populated by default if the DHCP role is installed on a domain-joined machine but not the case if installed on a workgroup machine. Add any other DNS IP and click Next

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– Specify your WINS Server if any

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– Select Yes to activate the scope immediately or No if you choose to activate later

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– On completion, click Finish

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How about that folks 🙂 :mrgreen:

 
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