How do I... Install and configure a DHCP server in Windows Server 2008?
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an invaluable service when you have a network larger than a handful of computers. It's also a standard component of enterprise networks and sub networks. Microsoft Windows Server 2008's built-in DHCP server allows Windows machines (and any other TCP/IP-based machines and devices) to obtain their IP addresses and network settings automatically, which can vastly simplify network configuration. Steven Warren describes how to install and configure a DHCP server in Windows Server 2008, and explores some of the advanced features DHCP has to offer.