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How to: Windows Server 2012 R2 – Install DHCP

Verified and Tested 02/31/14


Installation procedure for installing a DHCP server onto Windows 2012R2 with Server Manager.


Server must have access to the internet.

Installing DHCP on Windows Server 2012 R2

Open the Add Roles and Features wizard

Server Manager -> Manage -> Add Roles and Features

Select Add roles and features from Server Manager

Server Manager: Add roles and features

Select the “Next” button until you reach “Server Roles” then proceed to select “DHCP server”

Under Server roles select DHCP Server

Server Roles: DHCP Server

Select the Next button. A popup box will appear, proceed to select “Add Features”. Make sure the “Include management tools” check box is selected.

Make sure the “Include management tools” checkbox is selected.

Add features and select management tools

Proceed to select the “Next” button until you arrive at the “Confirmation” selection page below and select “Install”

Confirm and install

Confirm and install

Select “Complete DHCP” configuration”

Select “Complete DHCP” configuration”

Once the installation is complete, you’ll be presented with a new screen. Select “Complete DHCP” configuration”

Select “Commit” as seen below. Then select “Complete DHCP” configuration”, and select “Commit”.


Your DHCP server is now installed and may be configured under Server Manager -> Tools -> DHCP


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