DHCP Service

Updated: January 8, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service is a process that runs in the background on a computer running Windows Server and provides IP addresses to clients.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Dependent Service Availability

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service is dependent on these services:

  • Service Controller
  • Global parameters initialization
  • Registry parameters initialization
  • RPC server start
  • Winsock data initialization

The failure of any of these services to initialize or start can cause the DHCP Server service to fail.

Related Management Information

DHCP Infrastructure

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