Cloud Lab-2 : How to Install and Configure DHCP Server


In this Lab we will perform following tasks

  1. Insall  and Configure DHCP Server (Role) 
  2. Verify the DHCP Server (Role) 

In this lab, i am going to configure and install DHCP role on the same VM. where i have installed my Active directory/DNS server Role . In Production you may install all three roles on different machine. its according to your environment and up to you what you think is best suited for you.enough talking lets start the installation.

1-Insall and Configure DHCP Server (Role)

To install DHCP Server role. Go to control panel -> administrative Tools-> server manager ->add a role-> select “DHCP Server”. Click “Next”

cloudlab2-dhcp1Click “Next”


Select your network connection. Since we have only one Ethernet installed. Select it and Click “Next”


Enter parent domain name “” and preferred DNS Server IP ( Click “Next”


We are not using legacy name resolution protocol “WINS”. So leave as default. Click “Next”


Add Scope information “Name”, “Subnet”. Enter DHCP “Starting and ending range”. DHCP will assign only IPs within you defined range. Make sure check active this option is checked. Click “OK”


You have possibility to add more than one dhcp scope. We have added only one which is sufficient of our LAB. Click “Next”


Since we are not using ipv6. So there is no need to enable scope of IPv6. Choose “2nd option”. Click “Next”


Leave as default to select the local administrative credentials for DHCP authorization. Click “Next”


Review your configuration summary. Click “Install”


After installation has completed it will indicate you by showing nice green installation succeeded message. Click “Close”


2-Verify the DHCP Server (Role)

To verify DNS. Go to control panel -> administrative Tools -> Click “DHCP”


Click on IPV4 tree. Expand you dhcp scope -> in “Scope Option” (check default options configured with dhcp installation). These options will be populated with dynamic IP configured.Since we are not using ipv6. So there is no need to enable scope of IPv6. Choose “2nd option”. Click “Next”



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