Installing and authorizing a DHCP server

In most organizations, your servers are configured with a static IP address configuration, but client computers can get IP addresses from a DHCP server. In Windows (and with most Linux, Macintosh, and mobile phones), the operating system contains a DHCP client that communicates with a DHCP server to obtain an IP address configuration (including the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server IP address).

Installing and authorizing a DHCP server is easy and straightforward. You can use Server Manager to achieve this. Server Manager, though, is a GUI that's layered on top of PowerShell. Alternatively, as you see in this recipe, you can use PowerShell to automate the installation and configuration ...

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