Server 2003 Tutorials

This tutorial explains how to install DHCP Server in Windows Server 2003 step by step with example. Each step explained with screenshots.

How to install DHCP service on Server 2003 Step by Step guide

DHCP Server must have a static ip so first step to configure DHCP Sever is to set a static ip.

Go in lan card properties and set a static ip.

lan card server ip configruation

Next step is the installation of DHCP server role. This role could be installed from windows server setup wizard or windows components wizard. I would use both method for demonstration purpose.

To install DHCP from Configure Your Server Wizard :

Click on Start and click on Manage Your Server.

 manage your server

From Manage Your Server window, select Add or Remove a Role.

 add remove role

Configure Your Server Wizard would open. Click on Next after reviewing the list of preliminary steps that should be completed.

 add remove wizard primmary step

Select DHCP server from the list of server roles. Click on Next.

configure your serer wizard no dhcp

On summary of selections screen Click on Next.

 configure your serer wizard summary

At the end of DHCP server installation process wizard would try to configure the scope. You could configure scope from here or later from DCHP Server console. You would learn about the DHCP scope in our next article. Right now click on cancel.

configure your serer wizard new scop start

Click Finish.

configure your server dhcp finish

Install DHCP from the Add/Remove Programs applet

Click on Start, and click to Control Panel

 open controll pannel

and click on Add or Remove Programs.

 controll pannel launch add remove program

Click on Add/Remove program. This would launch window component wizards. Select Networking Services from list and click on Details.

 cpnel add rm wizard networking serivce

Select Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)and click on ok.

 cpnel add rm wizard networking ser dhcp

Click on Next to continue.

 cpnel add rm wizard networking serivce

Click on Finish.

 cpnel add rm wizard dhcp finish

How to verify DHCP installation

To verify DHCP installation Click on Start , Click on administrator tools and check available tools.

 dhcp yes dhcp in admin tool

If DHCP server has been successful installed it would be appear here as a menu item.

How to remove DHCP Server

To uninstall DHCP Server follows these simple steps. Click on start button and click on Manage Your Server. From Manage Your Server wizards on Select Role click on DHCP server and click on next.

configure your server dhcp options

A summary of selection appear listing the tasks that will be performed. Click Next. Check on Remove the DHCP server role and click on next

configure your server dhcp confirm remove

wizard will remove DHCP server.  Click on Finish

configure your server dhcp removed

How to verify DHCP uninstallation

To verify DHCP installation Click on Start , Click on administrator tools and check available tools.

 dhcp in admin tool

If DHCP server has been successful uninstalled it would be removed from menu item.