Use PowerShell to configure a Windows DHCP server, starting with the installation of the DHCP Server role.
Windows DHCP Server and PowerShell
If you are running an Active Directory network with Active Directory integrated DNS, you are likely also running Windows DHCP server for managing the automatic assignment of IP addresses to network clients. This post is the first in a series of how to install and configure a Windows DHCP Server using PowerShell, which will allow you to author a build script ahead of implementation, as well as handle some transitional activities from a previous Windows DHCP server.
A DHCP Server is a good candidate for using Desired State Configuration, and there is a DSC resource for managing a DHCP server, which we will cover at the tail end of this post series. But first we will demonstrate the usage of the various DHCP server related cmdlets. [Read more…]