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DHCP for Windows 2000 by Neall Alcott

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Chapter 5. The DHCP Server

During the last few chapters, I covered the nuts and bolts of TCP/IP, the earlier protocols relating to IP address allocation, RARP and BOOTP, and finally I delved into the operation of DHCP, including breaking down the conversation between a DHCP server and client.

This chapter covers the installation and configuration of Windows 2000’s DHCP server. First there will be a brief introduction to the Windows 2000 operating system family. Then I will cover the features found in DHCP server, followed by a discussion on the various installation options. The chapter continues with an explanation of the utility used to manage DHCP in Windows 2000: the DHCP Console. Using the DHCP design previously outlined in Chapter 4, I will walk through the configuration of a DHCP server. This will include the creation of DHCP scopes, including lease durations and client options.

Introduction to Windows 2000

Windows 2000 comes in four flavors: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Data Center Server.

Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation member of the Windows 2000 family. It builds upon its predecessor, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, by adding Plug and Play support, Remote Installation Services (RIS), Encrypting File System (EFS), Kerberos support, Recovery Console, Offline Folders and Files, Intellimirror, as well as many other new features. I will cover Windows 2000 Professional in more detail in Chapter 6.

Windows 2000 Server is meant for workgroup and departmental ...

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