DHCP Server Operations Guide
Updated: October 16, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an IP standard designed to reduce the complexity of administering address configurations by using a server computer to centrally manage Internet Protocol version 4 (IP4) and IPv6 addresses and other related configuration details on your network. The DHCP service enables the server computer to perform as a DHCP server and configure DHCP-enabled client computers on your network.
DHCP includes Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP), which is used to perform multicast address assignment. When registered clients are dynamically assigned IP addresses through MADCAP, they can participate efficiently in the data stream process, such as for real-time video or audio network transmissions.
This operations guide provides administering and monitoring information for the DHCP server in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system.
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Produced by: Windows Server Division User Assistance
Writer: Corey Plett
Editor: Allyson Adley