Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an open standard Internet protocol used to allocate and manage IP addresses dynamically. Before DHCP came along, administrators had to manually configure each host on a network with an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. Maintaining the changes and the associated logs took a tremendous amount of time and was prone to error. DHCP uses a client/server model in which the system updates and maintains the network information dynamically. Windows 2000 provides enhanced DHCP client-server support.
DHCP for Windows 2000 is custom-designed for system administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining networks with Windows 2000 servers. It explains the DHCP protocol and how to install and manage DHCP on both servers and clients--including client platforms other than Windows 2000.
Readers get detailed and explicit instructions for using Windows 2000 DHCP to manage their network IP configurations much more efficiently and effectively.They get background information for using DHCP in general, plus complete information about the Windows 2000 use of DHCP. For those interested in what's on the horizon, the author steps up to the plate with an analysis of the future direction of DHCP and Windows support for IPv6.
Neall Alcott has been designing, building, and managing networks for the past 8 years. He is also an MCT who has been training students in the Delaware Valley for the past 4 years. Currently, he is a Senior Systems Engineer for Visalign LLC, a professional services firm specializing in web solutions, web infrastructure, and managed services for enterprise-wide clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, power/utility, entertainment/media, emerging technology/growth, and state and local government industries. Neall's current role at Visalign is as an eBusiness Infrastructure Architect, planning and designing server architectures using Microsoft's .NET platform. Previously, Neall was responsible for overseeing the Intel platform infrastructure at one client's North American headquarters, as well as 16 remote sites across the United States.
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If your lan is bigger than DHCP server is very usefull thing! Book itself explains the DHCP protocol and how to install and manage DHCP on both servers and clients including client platforms other than Windows. Its good written, Bye Mark
This book was very helpful in configuring both my small-scale home network (Windows 2000 Server) and the business network onwhich webhosting, filesharing, and ISP work is done (Windows 2000 Advanced Server). DHCP was very helpful in configuring the web and isp addresses on both network/ip address levels. On scale of 1-10 this book is a 81/2 and a must-have for Win2k admins.