Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 implement an RFC standards based DHCP Service that can be used to provision IP host address configuration information to IPv4 and IPv6 clients. This course starts with an overview of DHCP then, looks at installing DHCP as well as managing DHCP Scopes, Options, classes, reservations, and policies. The course also examines managing DHCP fail over and general management of DHCP Servers. There are also extensive demos and sets of best practices.
Thomas is a UK IT Pro, with over 40 year’s experience in the IT field. He’s presently doing writing, consulting and training around some of the key Microsoft technologies including PowerShell, Lync and Windows Server/client.
Managing Your DHCP Server Hi, I'm Thomas Lee. Welcome to Module 6 of this course Managing DHCP with PowerShell. Module 6: Managing DHCP Servers. In this module, I want to first of all look at how you go about thinking about managing your DHCP Service. I'll talk about some the DHCP Security Groups. And how you can manage DHCP Server Settings. We'll talk about backing up and restoring the database, Managing the DHCP Service Files and Audit Logs, and also how you can import and export the DHCP Service, should you need to. We'll look at Managing DNS Settings, DHCP Bindings, and we'll look at Managing the DHCP Filter Lists. We'll look briefly at DHCP Statistics and some other management functions, you many need to perform. And then finish with some Best Practices, a demo and then a Module and Course Summary. Now in terms of Managing the DHCP Service; Management of the DHCP involves lots of occasional activities. Now, some of these activities you do you very rarely such as for example, making changes to DHCP server settings, or creating options or option values. Some on the other hand, are part of regular day to day activities, perhaps managing reservations, exclusion ranges, adding and altering scopes, and so on. Now, all of these management functions can be performed with either PowerShell or the GUI. Using PowerShell, you could also implement DHCP Reporting over and above what comes out of the box with the MMC. Now, some cmdlets provide you with information. That information's always returned as an object, but you can export the overall configuration to XML and then parse that XML information for even more information about your overall service. And you might do that as part of a reporting process.