What is DHCP Server Service?
The service in Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT that implements the server component of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server. The DHCP Server service is an optional networking component that can be installed on:
- Windows NT Server by using the Network utility in Control Panel, selecting the Services tab, and adding the Microsoft DHCP Server service. When this service is installed on a machine running Windows NT Server, the administrative tool DHCP Manager is also installed.
- Windows 2000 Server by using the Add/Remove Programs utility in Control Panel, selecting Add/Remove Windows Components, and selecting Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) from Networking Services. When this service is installed on a machine running Windows 2000 Server, the DHCP console administrative tool is implemented as a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
The DHCP Server service should generally be installed only on a machine that has a manually assigned static IP address.