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DHCP server on Windows XP

By fwilson ·
Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but what can I say:) I have have an application that downloads data from a truck when it pulls into the yard. I am currently buying a DHCP server for the computer we download to. Is there a way to setup my computer using XP Pro to be a DHCP server without the third party software?

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DHCP

by CarlitosWay In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

Hello,

There is really no tool in XP that has DHCP functions except for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing. From your paragraph I can see that you need a central point of storage. I would go with having a dedicated server to manage the storage of data and also the authentication of users.

Just my 2 cents.

Good Luck

Carlitosway

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Third party software

by pflores In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

I haven't found the way to set up windows xp as a DHCP server too. Though I found a very usefull free DHCP software that you may start as windows does in the following address.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/philippe.jounin/tftpd32.html

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Your best bet

by Bruno Fonseca In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

I think your best bet is to go out and purchase a new box within your budget, load Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition and configure it correctly for DHCP and then you will have a lot less problems. This just looks like a ghetto fix to a problem that will turn itself into a huge ordeal down the road for you.

That would be what I would do.

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Microsoft's solution

by theo In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

I have not tried it yet but check it out at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/220874

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Microsoft's solution

by theo In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

I have not tried it yet but check it out at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/220874 or if you use fixed IP addresses you don't need a DHCP server

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Use a Linux Solution

by AlexNet In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

Linux is free plus the cost of the computer you want to run it on, but if you have an old computer, you can throw 2 network cards in it, load your favorite linux OS, and there you go, you have your gateway, dhcp, dns, and directory system, and (if your ISP supports it) Web Server, all in one box. I have done this many times with the linux distribution SME (e-smith) linux, from the site, http://www.contribs.org It is very easy to set up and manage, and has by far the simplest interface.

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Yes

by benzesp In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

Yes you can enable DHCP by usubg your XP resource CD and installing network utilities. I think you are limited to only 5 nodes. Or just but a cheap dhcp router and a switch if you need more nodes to be connected.

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DHCP server on windows xp

by guna In reply to Yes

Hi, how i can enable dhcp server on windows xP. can you please explain me the procedure.

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Yes - Easy

by jella In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

Download Magik DHCP

http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/dhcp-server.html

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DHCP Server for Windows XP at Alax.Info

by techrepublic.com In reply to DHCP server on Windows XP

For a small network you can use third party DHCP Server from http://alax.info/blog/dhcp-server

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