Welcome

Welcome to the DHCP Server for Windows

A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers. This is very often used in enterprise networks to reduce configuration efforts. All IP addresses of all computers are stored in a database that resides on a server machine.

DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to multiple clients
DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to multiple clients

This is a very simple and easy to use implementation of a DHCP Server for Windows based systems supporting all Windows operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows 10.

The configuration data as well as the client “database” is kept in an INI file. See description of INI file. The DHCP Server runs instantly without any installation as a service or application. See running the DHCP Server

All older versions of the DHCP Server are free software and can be used and redistributed for both academic and commercial purposes at absolutely no cost. There are no royalties or GNU-like “copyleft” restrictions. There is no requirements such as including copyright messages or logos involved in using the software. The latest software starting with Version 2.6 can be downloaded after a donation of any amount is made. The software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind.

Latest release info:

  • 2.6.0 October 27, 2017

    V2.6.0 released 10/27/2017. New in V2.6.0: Among a few bug fixes the following new features are added: TraceFileMaxSize is now configurable, the INI file can be made ReadOnly by a setting, the maximum number of IPBIND/IPPOOL increased to 30, client can easily be black-listed by setting the IPADDR to 0.0.0.0, added feature AlwaysUseDefaultIPAddress to the DNS-Settings. The biggest change is the added setting DeleteClientsFromWrongIndex, which fixes a bug when a client moves from one subnet to another.

    The download is available after a donation is made.

Further information: Download the latest version or read about the history of older releases.