Windows 2000 uses/installs as default TCP/IP protocol. While in a small home network it is easy
to assign manually the IP-addresses (or use the Windows98/ME Auto-IP-configuration and / or
the Windows2000 Auto-IP-configuration), you will on an office network like to use the "comfort"
of using a DHCP-server to control and manage the distribution of IP-addresses.
Like on Windows NT4, where the DHCP-server is only available on NT4-Server and not with
Windows NT4-workstation, the DHCP-server is not included in Windows2000 Professional, but
only on the Windows 2000 Server versions.
Note: on the system, where the DHCP-server is getting installed, you MUST use a static
(= manually assigned) IP-address :
|Like with all other|
Server related components,
you can start the setup
of the DHCP-server from
"Configure Your Server",
which is part of the
On the left side, expand on "Networking" , select "DHCP" and then
start the "Windows Component Wizard" :
To start the "Windows Component Wizard", you could also have used in the Control-Panel the
applet for "Add / Remove Programs" and selected to "Add / Remove Windows Components" :
Select (click on) the line "Networking Services" and then click on the button "Details" :
|Locate and select the line by placing |
the checkmark on :
"Dynamic Host Configuration
(other items may already be selected),
continue with "OK"
Back in the window of
"Windows Component Wizard",
continue now with "Next"
|The system will rumble while|
configuring the network components.
and then you are "Finished"
|You will need to configure the DHCP-server|
before it can be used.