Selectively set DHCP server bindings for network connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To selectively set DHCP server bindings for network connections

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DHCP server.


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server
  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. Click Bindings.

  6. In the Bindings dialog box, for the list of Connections and server bindings, select or clear check boxes for any statically configured network connections that should be enabled or disabled for use at the applicable DHCP server. Click OK.

  7. On the Advanced tab, click Apply.


  • To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.

  • If a network connection has more than one IP address configured, only the first configured IP address is used or affected by the DHCP server bindings. Any additional configured IP addresses are not used or configurable for bindings and are never used to service clients.

  • The DHCP Server service never binds to any wide area network (WAN) or DHCP-enabled network connections on a server computer. For this reason, these connections do not appear in the Bindings dialog box.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Multihomed DHCP servers
Cluster support for DHCP servers
Troubleshooting DHCP servers