To configure DHCP on Server 2012, 2016, 2019 we must first add the DHCP role.

Click on server manager. From the dashboard, select manage> add roles and features.

Click next until you get to the server selection. Select your server from the list and continue to server roles. From there, place a checkmark by DHCP server and continue until you have completed the wizard.

Once the DHCP server role is installed, select tools > DHCP from the dashboard.

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In the DHCP console, expand the server name. Right click on IPV4 and select new scope.

Give your scope a friendly name and click next. Assign a range of addresses.

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Assign the exclusions (if any) and the lease duration.

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Select YES to configure DNS.

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Add the router (gateway) IP address and DNS server’s IP address. Note: Your DNS address should be the internal IP address of a local DNS server, NOT your ISP’s DNS IP address. If you use the incorrect DNS address, your network clients will take a very long time to log in to the domain if you are in a domain network environment.

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Next, activate the scope and finish.

To authorize the DHCP server, open the DHCP manager, right click on the server name and select authorize. Once it has been authorized, a green checkmark will appear next to the TCP/IP protocols.

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