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Windows Lab 06 - Installing DHCP

Introduction

In this lab we're going to install DHCP on Server01.  We're going to use a new feature to Windows Server 2012 called DHCP Failover.  This will allow us to have DHCP installed on two servers and hand out addresses from the same scope.  We will configure Server02 to be our failover server.  The advantage of this is if a server goes down our clients will get address information from the other server.  The high level steps are the following:
  • Install DHCP on Server01
  • Create DHCP scope on Server01
  • Install DHCP on Server02
  • Setup DHCP failover on Server01 
  • Verify DHCP failover on Server02

Install DHCP on Server01

In a later lab we're going to create a client and join it to our domain.  We'll use DHCP to automatically configure the IP settings of our client.  Install the DHCP role on Server01.
Server01 - Install DHCP

Once the DHCP role is installed, complete the DHCP configuration using the wizard in Server Manager.
Server01 - Authorize DHCP Server

Create DHCP Scope on Server01

Create a scope using the DHCP tool with the following options.
  • Scope Name: Office
  • Start IP Address: 192.168.10.100
  • End IP Address: 192.168.10.200
  • Length: 24
  • No exclusions or delays
  • Lease Duration: 8 days
  • Configure DHCP Options: Yes
  • Router: 192.168.10.254
  • Parent Domain: oakforest.org
  • DNS Server: 192.168.10.1
  • WINS Server: None
  • Activate Scope: Yes
Server01 - Create Scope

Install DHCP on Server02

Next we're going to set up Server02 to be a DHCP failover server.  Before we can do that we need to install the DHCP role on Server02.  Installed the DHCP role on Server02.
Server02 - Install DHCP

Once the DHCP role is installed, complete the DHCP configuration using the wizard in Server Manager.
Server02 - Authorize DHCP Server

Setup DHCP Failover on Server01

On Server01 add Server02 as a failover server.  User P@ssw0rd as the shared secret. 
Server01 - Setup DHCP Failover

Verify DHCP Failover on Server02

Adding Server02 as a failover server will synchronize the scope on Server01 to Server02.  Make sure our scope is on Server02.
Server02 - Verify DHCP Failover

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