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Set the DHCP database path

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set the DHCP database path

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DHCP server.


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. In Server Properties, click the Advanced tab, select Database path, and then delete the default database path (C:\WINDOWS\System32\Dhcp).

  5. Type the path you prefer, or click Browse to select a folder location.


  • To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.

  • This procedure describes how to specify the path DHCP uses when storing the database on the applicable DHCP server. It does not set the path used by DHCP when you back up a database with the Backup command.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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