DHCP BOOTP Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) is a host configuration protocol developed before Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). DHCP improves on BOOTP and resolves its limitations as a host configuration service.

The BOOTP service can request Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for BOOTP clients from the DHCP server. If the DHCP server cannot provide IP addresses, the BOOTP service might not function correctly.


Event ID Source Message



There are no IP addresses available for BOOTP clients in the scope or superscope "%1".

DHCP Scopes

DHCP Infrastructure