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Set up DHCP Reservation for a Computer on AD 2008

To set up DHCP reservation in Windows Server 2008 R2 for a DHCP client computer in the network, administrators must follow the steps given as below:

  1. Go to the target DHCP client computer and fetch its physical address by typing IPCONFIG /ALLcommand in the command line interface and pressing Enter key.
  2. Log on to Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP Server computer with domain admin or enterprise admin account credentials on which DHCP server role is installed.
  3. From the desktop screen click Start button.
  4. From the displayed menu, go to Administrative Tools > DHCP.
  5. On DHCP snap-in, from the console tree in the left pane, double-click to expand the DHCP server name.
  6. From the expanded list, go to IPv4 > <DHCP scope name>.
  7. From the displayed list, right-click Reservations. reservation1
  8. From the context menu that appears, click New Reservation.
  9. On New Reservation box, in the Reservation name field, specify a new reservation name.
  10. In the IP address field, type the IP address from the DHCP IP address pool that is to be reserved for the target DHCP client computer.
  11. In the MAC address field, specify the physical address of the target DHCP client computer that was retrieved earlier in step 1.
  12. Click Add to add the new reservation to the selected DHCP scope.
  13. Once added, click Close.
  14. Close DHCP snap-in when done

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