Set DHCP Server Bindings for Network Connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the following procedure to set the DHCP server bindings.

Membership in the Administrators or DHCP Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DHCP server.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. Click Bindings.

  6. In the Bindings dialog box, in the Connections and server bindings list, select or clear check boxes for any statically configured network connections that should be enabled or disabled for use at the applicable DHCP server. Click OK.

  7. On the Advanced tab, click Apply.


  • If a network connection has more than one IP address configured, only the first configured IP address is used or affected by the DHCP server bindings. Any additional configured IP addresses are not used or cannot be configured for bindings; they are never used to service clients.

  • The DHCP Server service never binds to any wide area network (WAN) or DHCP-enabled network connections on a server computer. For this reason, these connections do not appear in the Bindings dialog box.