Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Install and Run DHCP Server on Windows XP / Vista / 7


A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers. This is very often used in enterprise networks to reduce configuration efforts. All IP addresses of all computers are stored in a database that resides on a server machine.
This is a very simple and easy to use implementation of a DHCP Server for Windows based systems supporting all Windows operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows 7.
The configuration data as well as the client “database” is kept in an INI file.

The DHCP Server runs instantly without any installation as a service or application.


RUNNING THE DHCP SERVER

A DHCP Server is a protocol server for TCP/IP networks that supplies IP addresses to other computers. DHCP Server for Windows also supports TFTP, DNS and HTTP protocol which makes a nice package for easy and simple to install networks e.g. for remote boot and other purposes. DHCP server runs on all Win32 capable Windows operating systems starting from Windows 95 to Windows 7.

Installation

The DHCP Server is a portable application and runs from anywhere on your computer. Extract the content of the zip file wherever you like, e.g. D:\dhcpsrv. You will now find the following files in there:
  • dhcpsrv.exe
  • dhcpwiz.exe
  • readme.txt
  • wwwroot
    • dhcpstyle.xsl
    • dhcppkgstyle.xsl
    • favicon.ico
    • index.html
    • RJ45_5.jpg
    • RJ45_52.jpg

Configuration with dhcpwiz.exe

If you are a first time user of DHCP server then the dhcpwiz.exe program gives you a good head start in setting up the ini file needed to run the DHCP server. The dhcpwiz.exe program is a wizard style configuration program for the DHCP server. It will guide you in 6 easy steps through the basic configuration of the software.

For More details regarding DHCP Installation and Configuration please visit the following link :


For Downloading the DHCP Server files please visit the following link:


DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to multiple clients