DHCP Overview

Updated: June 24, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

DHCP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard designed to reduce the administration burden and complexity of configuring hosts on a TCP/IP-based network, such as a private intranet. Using the DHCP Server service, the process of configuring TCP/IP on DHCP clients is automatic.

For more information, see Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Overview.

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