- Windows 2008
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to a computer from a defined range of numbers (i.e., a scope) configured for a given network. When a computer uses a static IP address, it means that the computer is manually configured to use a specific IP address. One problem with static assignment, which can result from user error or inattention to detail, occurs when two computers are configured with the same IP address. This creates a conflict that results in loss of service. Using DHCP to dynamically assign IP addresses minimizes these conflicts.
Before you start following this article you must be aware this is simply a lab setup and you need to assign relevant ip address, hostnames & domain names which are relavant to your enviroment / organisation. This is simply a step by step guide with screen shots to walk you through the configuration. Windows 2008 has various level / types of editions / installs. I have covered only the default install using a iso image in a VMware ESXi host.
Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency, and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before. Let's take a quick look how we cna isntall Windows 2008 R2 in a couple of minutes.