Set DHCP Configuration Options

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can set the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) configuration options on the DHCP tab of the server properties. The default configuration of Windows Deployment Services assumes that the Microsoft DHCP Server service and Windows Deployment Services server are on separate physical computers. If DHCP and Windows Deployment Services are running on the same computer, then you should configure the following options. You can also configure these options at the command prompt.

  • To configure DHCP option 60, run:

    WDSUTIL /set-server /DHCPoption60:yes
  • To configure port 67, run:

    WDSUTIL /set-server /usedhcpports:no

The reason you must configure these options in this scenario is because, DHCP must inform the client computer that there is a PXE server listening on the network by including DHCP option tag 60 in the DHCPOffer packet. In addition, because DHCP listens on port 67 by default, when Windows Deployment Services and DHCP exist on the same computer, the Windows Deployment Services PXE server is not able to listen on port 67 for incoming PXE boot requests.

Additional considerations

  • To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Account Operators group or the Domain Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate user rights.

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