1. Click Start button, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.
2. Click Add/Remove
Windows Components button.
3. Highlight Networking Services, click Details button.
4. Place a checkmark next to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP),
5. Click Next. Make sure Windows Server 2003 CD is in the CD-ROM so it can
install the DHCP service.
6. Click Finish to complete the wizard.
7. Close Add/Remove Programs window.
8. Click Start button, Administrative Tools, DHCP. This is the
control panel for DHCP.
9. Right-click your server name and select New Scope, this
starts the New Scope Wizard.
10. Click Next. Give your scope a name and description. Click
11. Enter the IP Address Range for your scope, and the subnet
mask. Click Next.
12. Enter any IP Address Range you'd like to exclude from being
leased out in the previously defined scope. It can be a range of IP addresses or
a single IP address. In my example, I'd like to lease out all addresses between
192.168.1.102 to 192.168.1.108, so I left this page blank. Click Next.
13. Enter in the Lease Duration time on this page. Default is an
8 days lease period. For mobile PCs or PCs that go on and off the network
frequently, a less time period is preferred. For PCs that stay on all the time,
and never move off the network, longer time periods are preferred. I left it at
default 8 days in my example. Click Next.
14. Choose Yes or No if you want to configure the DHCP Options
now or later. To make things simplier to configure, I will choose Yes to
configure it now in my example. Click Next.
15. Enter the router (default gateway) IP address and click Add.
In my example it is 192.168.1.1. If you want your PCs on the LAN to have
Internet access, this is a must to fill out. Click Next.
16. Enter the domain name and DNS Servers in this page. If no
parent domain is available, leave blank. If you have a local DNS Server, use an
Internet DNS Server, or point DNS traffic to the router to resolve, enter that,
or those, IP addresses in the IP address box and click Add to add them to the
list of DNS Servers. If you know the DNS Server by name, but not IP address,
enter the DNS Server name in the Server name box, click Resolve, and if it is
found, it's IP Address will fill in the IP Address box, and then you can click
Add button to put it on the list. In my example, I manually entered the IP
address of my DNS Server and clicked Add to put it on the list. Click Next.
17. Enter the WINS Servers name or IP address in the appropriate
boxes and click Add button to add them to the list. This page works the same way
as the DNS Server page did on the last step. If you do not have a WINS Server on
your network, leave this page blank. In my example, this test server is running
the WINS service, so I put it's own IP address in the box. Click Next.
18. In the Activate Scope page, click Yes or No to activate the
scope now. If you wanted to change more options on the scope, say No, otherwise
click Yes. In my example, I will choose No. Click Next.
19. Click Finish to complete the New Scope Wizard.
20. Now you can see in the DHCP window what is running. In my
example, the DHCP service is running, by the green up arrow next to my server
name, but the scope is not currently enabled, by the red down arrow next to the
21. Under the scope name, you have your other options of what
you can do with that DHCP Scope.
22. Address Pool shows the range(s) of IP Addresses available
23. Address Leases shows what IP addresses are leased out and to
what computer. In my example I have no IP addresses leased out yet.
24. Reservations shows any IP addresses out of the IP Address
range that are "reserved" for a certain PC. Servers should always have the same
IP Address, and this can be added here. In my example I do not have reservations
25. Scope Options shows all the additional information that a
computer gets when it's leased an IP address. This information can be the
router's IP address, DNS server IP addresses, etc. In my example it shows the
additional common addresses I set up while in the scope wizard.
26. You can right-click on Address Pool, Address Leases,
Reservations, and Scope Options to configure or add/remove information from the
27. Once the scope is set up the way you want it, make sure the
scope is started. In my example it is still off. Right-click the Scope and click
Activate. Now there is no longer a red down arrow on the scope because it is
28. Now I will try out my DHCP Server to see if it works. I
started another virtual PC and configured it to use DHCP. On Address Leases,
after a Refresh, I see that computer has been leased IP information from this