Event ID 1008 — DHCP Client Configuration
Updated: December 11, 2007
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Each time a DHCP client starts, it requests IP configuration information from a DHCP server including:
- IP address
- Subnet mask
- Additional configuration parameters, such as a default gateway address, Domain Name System (DNS) server addresses, a DNS domain name, and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server addresses
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Configure the DHCP client network interface
Communication between the DHCP client computer and the DHCP server computer depends on proper configuration of TCP/IP.
To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.
To configure TCP/IP:
- Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
- Under Tasks, click Manage network connections.
- Right-click the network connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.
- On the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
- Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
- Click Obtain DNS server address automatically, and then click OK.
To verify that the network interface is configured and has an IP address assigned:
- At the DHCP-enabled client computer, click Start, in Start Search type cmd, and then press ENTER.
- To verify a DHCP client lease, type ipconfig /all to view lease-status information.
- The output of the ipconfig command should show an IPv4 or IPv6 address marked "preferred."