Chapter 3. Planning, Implementing, and Troubleshooting DHCP

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of those services that has proven itself as a valued solution on TCP/IP networks of all sizes and complexities. With the advent of DHCP, gone are the days administrators previously faced of manually providing and tracking IP addresses for hundreds or thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of network clients. This chapter examines the DHCP service and how it is planned for and implemented in a Windows Server 2003 environment.

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