Verify, Release, or Renew a Client Address Lease

Updated: October 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to verify, release, or renew a client address lease.

Membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. At a DHCP-enabled client computer, open a command prompt.

  2. Use the Ipconfig command-line tool to verify, release, or renew the lease of the client with a DHCP server, as follows:

    • To verify a DHCP client lease, type ipconfig to view lease-status information. Or, type ipconfig /all.

    • To release a DHCP client lease, type ipconfig /release.

    • To renew a DHCP client lease, type ipconfig /renew.

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