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Enable the DHCP Relay Agent on a router interface

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

To enable the DHCP Relay Agent on a router interface

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access.

  2. In the console tree, click DHCP Relay Agent.


    • Routing and Remote Access/server name/IP Routing/DHCP Relay Agent
  3. Right-click DHCP Relay Agent, and then click New Interface.

  4. Click the interface you want to add, and then click OK.

  5. In the DHCP Relay Properties dialog box, on the General tab, verify that the Relay DHCP packets check box is selected.

  6. If needed, in Hop-count threshold and Boot threshold (seconds), click the arrows to modify the thresholds.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using the Run As command rather than logging on with administrative credentials. If you have logged on with administrative credentials, you can also open Routing and Remote Access by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

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


Working with MMC console files
DHCP Relay Agent
Add the DHCP Relay Agent
Configure global DHCP Relay Agent properties
Troubleshooting the DHCP Relay Agent