Deploy and Configure Windows Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Servers

45 minutes
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab will walk you through the process of deploying and configuring a Windows DHCP Server.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Configure a Static IP Address on BRADHCP1
  1. Configure a static IP address of on BRADHCP1
  2. Set the default gateway
  3. Set the DNS Server to
Install the DHCP Server Role on BRADHCP1

Install the DHCP Server role on BRADHCP1

Create a DHCP Scope
  1. Create a DHCP scope for
  2. Exclude the IP address for BRADHCP1
  3. Set the default gateway
  4. Set the DNS Server to
Test the DHCP Scope

Test the DHCP scope from the DHCP client BRASVR1

Create and Test a DHCP Reservation

Create and test a DHCP reservation of for BRASVR1

Additional Resources


As you walk through the lab, consider the following scenario:

You are the senior systems engineer for Barrier Reef Audio, a company that focuses on generating text from speech using a range of high-quality audio equipment and machine learning.

You are responsible for configuring networking services including IP addressing with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) using Windows Server.

In this lab, you will:

  1. Configure a static IP address on the DHCP Server
  2. Install the DHCP Server role
  3. Create a DHCP scope
  4. Test the DHCP scope from the DHCP client
  5. Create and test a DHCP reservation

Lab Setup

In this lab, you will be connecting to VMs using Remote Desktop. You won’t need to access the Azure portal.

Note: To complete this lab, you will need to use a remote desktop client.

If you get stuck, feel free to check out the lab objectives, lab guide, or the solution video. Good luck!

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