DHCP server functionality in Windows XP

Posted on 2004-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-19

   I am trying to find either an inexpensive 3rd party service or a way to load the windows 2000/2003 server dhcp service on XP.

I do not wish to use APIA, nor do I wish to use ICS in this process.

Question by:tmwsiy
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    Do you have any other device within your domain?? Something like a router or so?? I'm not quite sure if there is a DHCP "server" that can be installed on an XP machine (except of the APIPA and ICS feature ;))
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    You can't install the DHCP server from Windows servers, so that option is out.

    3rd party software is definitely an option.  Here are a couple of links to freeware options:

    I have used tftpd32 as a tftp and a dhcp server (infact, I still use it today for dhcp on a test network).  I haven't used the first product I mentioned.

    If those don't do the trick, just go to and search for "dhcp server".  You will find all sorts of options!  Some are free to try and only charge a small fee to continue using them.

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    Perfect... tftpd is exactly what I was looking for!

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    Great!  Glad I could help out.


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