Planning for DHCP

DHCP implementation is so closely linked to the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) and the Domain Name System (DNS) that network administrators will benefit from combining all three when planning deployment.

If you use DHCP servers for Microsoft network clients, you must use a name resolution service. Windows 2000 networks use the DNS service to support Active Directory (in addition to general name resolution). Networks supporting Windows NT 4.0 and earlier clients must use WINS servers. Networks supporting a combination of Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 clients should implement both WINS and DNS.