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Implementing the DHCP Server Role in Windows Server 2012

If you have large numbers of devices that require IP addresses on your network, the last thing you would want to do is statically assign IP addresses to each device, DHCP gives me a mechanism that allows automated IP address assignment


Bryan O'Connor | 12 April 2013

If you have large numbers of devices that require IP addresses on your network, the last thing you would want to do is statically assign IP addresses to each device, DHCP gives me a mechanism that allows automated IP address assignment

One of the courses I teach is the Microsoft Windows 2012 Installing and Configuring course, the Microsoft designation is the 20410B .

In the presentation, we look at implementing the DHCP Server role within Windows Server 2012.

The DHCP protocol simplifies configuration of IP clients in a network environment. Without using DHCP, each time you add a client to a network, you have to configure it with information about the network on which you installed it, including the IP address, the network's subnet mask, and the default gateway for access to other networks.

When you need to manage many computers in a network, managing them manually can become a time-consuming process. Many corporations manage thousands of computer devices, including handhelds, desktop computers, and laptops. It is not feasible to manually manage the network IP configurations for organizations of this size.

With the DHCP server role, you can help to ensure that all clients have appropriate configuration information, which helps to eliminate human error during configuration. When key configuration information changes in the network, you can update it using the DHCP server role without having to change the information directly on each computer.

DHCP is also a key service for mobile users who change networks often. DHCP enables network administrators to offer complex network-configuration information to nontechnical users, without users having to deal with their network-configuration details.

The demonstration is available at the BryanQA Youtube site

Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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