How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 has many roles out of which you will learn the role ‘Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)’ today. All systems in the network are automatically assigned as an IP address through DHCP Server Role. DHCP Server Role provides the IP address from which an IP address is set to range in the configuration of DHCP. So let us see how to install and configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016. In the previous articles, we learned that ‘How to Installing and Configuring Active Directory in Windows Server 2016′ and ‘System Requirements and Installation Windows Server 2016′.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Follow Steps To Configure DHCP Server Role:

Before configuring the DHCP Role, we need to install it, let’s first install the DHCP Server Role. There are two ways to install DHCP Server Role: One can install using PowerShell and secondly, you can go to the server manager and install it in ‘Role & Feature’. You are about to install DHCP Server Role using the Role & Feature-based Installation method. Now let’s open the server manger’s icon double click on the taskbar.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

server manager

After you open the server manager, click on the Add roles and features option and open it.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

Add roles and features

In the Add roles and features window, simply click on Next button.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

roles and features Wizard

Select the option ‘Role-based or feature-based installation‘ and click on Next button.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

role-based or feature-based installation

Select a server from the server pool as shown in the snapshot below, then click Next.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

Select the server from the server pool

Select ‘DHCP Server‘ as you are going to Configure DHCP Server Role.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

DHCP Server

After selecting DHCP Server, click Add Feature.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

Add Feature

There are many features that you can add if you want to. I’m not going to add any features. I will just go ahead by clicking the Next button.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

Click Next

Just click the Next button only here.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

Click Next

Simply install the DHCP Server Role by clicking on the Install button.

How To Install And Configure DHCP Role on Windows Server 2016

click Install

The snapshot is shown below that the DHCP installation has been completed so click on the close button.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Close to exit

Now go back to the server manager and click on the notification icon and click on ‘Complete DHCP Configuration‘ Notification.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Complete DHCP Configuration

Click on the Next button.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

click next

Select the username for Configure DHCP Server Role authorization and click commit.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Authorization for Configure DHCP Server Role

The configuration of DHCP has been completed, now click on close.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Complete Configure DHCP Server Role


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Above you install DHCP Server role, now let’s configure ‘DHCP Server Role’. To configure the DHCP Server role, go to the server manager, following the snapshot, and open the DHCP manager.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

DHCP manager

Now firstly expand the domain, then right click on IPV4 and create a new scope.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

new scope

The new scope window will open, then click on Next for further process.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

New scope window

Enter a scope name to identify which is the scope, and then click on Next.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

scope name

Set the IP address range as the snapshot below. As you set up the IP address range, the IP address will be assigned to the client in the same range. Also, give the Length and Subnet mask and click on Next.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

IP address range

If you want to exclude the IP address set in the DHCP server, you can add it to the IP address ‘Exclusions and Delay‘. I’m not adding the IP address, if you want to, you can add IP address.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Exclusions and Delay

The default 8 days in lease duration is set, which means that the client can use an IP address for 8 days. If you want to change the lease duration, you can change it.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

lease duration

If you want to have options like DNS servers and WiNS, click the yes button. Then click Next.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Click On Yes

Set the IP address of these routers or default gateways, then click on the add button.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

routers or default gateways

Enter the DNS server IP addresses that you would like your client to use

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

DNS server IP addresses

If you do not have a DNS server in the network, use the WINS server.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

WINS Server

You can see that all the steps are done, now just click yes to activate the created scope.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

activate scope

The created new scope has been completed. Now click Finish.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

Finish

Now you can see in the following snap New Scope has been activated.

How To Configure DHCP Server Role on Windows Server 2016

New Scope Complete

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