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Setting up DHCP Server in Windows® 7
DHCP server is software that helps the computer system when connected with Internet. It assigns the IP addresses to the client computer system and it is mainly used in enterprise networks to reduce the configuration efforts. The main feature of this server is that it can be redistributed for both academic and commercial purposes at no cost. It enables easy management of client computer and helps to easily locate the client with the distinct IP address. It utilizes the minimum system resource for enhanced network performance. It can be used to manage the business from the remote location by using laptop and PDAs mobile. The lease time prevents the DHCP server from using the IP address which has already been assigned. It prevents the unused clients from taking the IP addresses when there is shortage of addresses for the clients. Once the lease time expires, it needs to be renewed by sending the request online to the server.
Discussed below are a ways to setup DHCP server in Windows 7:
- Server configuration
- Specify different features
- Check DHCP feature
The DHCP server enables the user to assign the IP address to different system for properly using the Internet facility without any security threat to the system. Before setting up the DHCP it is necessary to configure the server to connect all the systems in a proper manner. Once the server is configured, it is necessary to pool all the IP addresses that will be stored in the server. Each IP address will be able to identify the user name and location. The number of IP addresses to be pooled depends upon the number of computer systems that needs to be connected.
Specify different features
Once the server is configured for setting up DHCP in the system, it is necessary to specify the different components like subnet mask, gateway and DNS addresses in the server. The different features enable the server to easily assign the addresses and gateway helps to easily establish the data transfer with the server event from the remote location. The correct components help the user to use laptop and PDAs mobile without any break in connection.
The user must ensure that the DHCP feature which is essential for easy usage of Internet facility must be configured in the computer system. If the DHCP feature is not available in the computer, the user will not be able to connect with the server. The user can install DHCP in the system by using the genuine CD.
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