Windows Tools

Dhcploc.exe: DHCP Server Locator Utility

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This command-line tool displays the DHCP servers active on the subnet. If it detects any unauthorized DHCP servers, it beeps and sends out alert messages. It also displays packets that it detects from DHCP servers; you can specify whether to display packets from all DHCP servers or only from unauthorized servers.

You can also use this tool to determine which DHCP servers are available to a DHCP client and to detect unauthorized DHCP servers on a subnet.


Corresponding UI

There is no corresponding user interface for DHCPLoc.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a TCP/IP standard for simplifying management of host IP configuration. The DHCP standards provide for the use of DHCP servers as a way to manage dynamic allocation of IP addresses and other related configuration details to DHCP-enabled clients on your network.

For more information on DHCP, see Concepts in the Help and Support Center.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for Dhcploc:

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