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How to set up a DHCP server on Windows Server 2008 R2

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Today I will show you how to set up a DHCP server on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Open up Server Manager, right click on Roles and click Add Roles.

When you are shown a list of available roles click DHCP Server and then Next.  On the following screen read the information and then click next.

On the next screen you will be asked to choose your network adapter.  When chosen click Next.

You will now be asked to specify the domain that the DHCP Server will be operating in and the location of the DNS Servers.  Fill in the required fields and click Next.

You will now be asked to specify if WINS is required or not.  If WINS is required then fill in the required details.  If not just click Next.

We now have to specify an address scope for the DHCP Server. Click Add and then fill in the appropriate fields as shown below in the screenshot.

Now we need to configure DHCPv6 Stateless Mode.  If you are unsure of the settings then use the default, otherwise enter your configuration and click Next.

We now move on to Specifying IPv6 DNS Server Settings. Your primary DNS Server usually takes this role so unless you have specific requirements I would suggest using its settings for this section.

Next we need to Authorize the DHCP Server. Enter the credentials of a user who is part of the Domain Admins group and click Next.

Now on the final screen review your configuration and when happy click Install.

And that is it.  You now have a fully functional DHCP Server on your domain.

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