The DHCP client receives a bundle of configuration information from the DHCP server. That information includes the IP address and other configuration settings. You must manually configure the DHCP server with the TCP/IP address information it will need for the clients. You configure DHCP with blocks or ranges of IP addresses that it can use to satisfy lease requests. Each block of IP addresses is called a DHCP scope. Each DHCP scope contains the block of addresses that will be used to configure DHCP clients on a given network segment.
DHCP Server Configuration in Windows
A tour through a DHCP server configuration gives a glimpse of the kind of information you need to set up DHCP. Windows NT Server provides a good example for ...