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Deploying DHCP-01

Updated: May 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Before deploying this component of the foundation network, you must do the following:

The following choices are recommended when you install DHCP with the Add New Roles Wizard:

  • Activate the scope or scopes that you configure during installation unless you have reason not to do so. For example, if you plan to create an exclusion range for the scope so that some IP addresses are available for statically configured devices, you might not want to activate the scope until after you have created the exclusion range. After you activate a scope, it is configured to function without additional configuration after the installation process is complete. If you choose not to activate a scope during installation, however, you can activate the scope after DHCP is installed by using the DHCP Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and the procedure Activate a DHCP Scope.

  • Authorize the DHCP server in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) during installation unless you have reason not to do so. If you authorize the server during installation, the server is configured to function without additional configuration after the installation process is complete. If you choose not to authorize the DHCP server during installation, however, you can authorize the server after DHCP is installed by using the DHCP MMC and the procedure Authorize a DHCP Server in Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Do not enable Configure DHCPv6 Stateless Mode unless you plan to use Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on your network in addition to or to replace IPv4.

To deploy DHCP-01, which is the computer running the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role, you must complete these steps in the following order:

If you chose not to perform the following actions during DHCP installation, you can perform them after DHCP is installed:

After DHCP is installed, you can add more scopes to the server configuration:

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