How to Obtain an IP Address from Windows Server 2012 DHCP on Client Machine

 

DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) comes handy on many occasions. If you’re on a client machine and want to obtain a new IP address for it from Win Server 2012, let us tell you that it’s fairly easy!

Here’s a step by step guide on how to acquire an IP address from Windows Server 2012 DHCP on client machine:

Step 1: Right click on “Network” icon on your desktop and select the “Properties” tab from the dropdown menu. (Check the screenshot below)

 

 1 Right Click on Network Place

 

 

Step 2: Next, click on the “Local Area Connection” option. (Check the screenshot below)

2 Click on Local Area Connection

 

Step 3: The “Local Area Connection Status” dialogue box will appear on your screen. Click on the “Properties” button. (Check the screenshot below)

3 Click on Properties-

Step 4: Select the “IPV4” option and click on the “Properties” tab again. (Check the screenshot below)

4 Select IPV4 then click on Properties

Step 5: Select the “Obtain an IP Address Automatically” option and click on the “Ok” button. (Check the screenshot below)

5 Select Obtain an IP address and DNS automatically

Step 6: Launch the “Command Prompt”. (Check the screenshot below)

6 Open command prompt

Step 7: Enter the command “ipconfig /renew” to renew the IP address. (Check the screenshot below)

7 Renew IP address

 

Step 8: Right click on the “Network” option and click on the “Local Area Connection” option.

 

Step 9: Click on the “Details” tab. (Check the screenshot below)

A new IP address has been obtained from the DHCP Server 2012.

8 IP Obtained from DHCP Server 2012

Step 10: Here, we have the IP assigned to your client machine by the DHCP Server 2012. Congratulations! (Check the screenshot below)

9 IP assigned by DHCP Server 2012 to client

Are you experiencing any difficulties while trying to obtain a new IP address from DHCP Server 2012? Any IP address conflicts in sight?

Let us know. We’d like to help.

(Please post questions/doubts etc. in the comment section below. We will follow up with detailed answers/solutions there).