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How to Start/Stop DHCP Client service

Service name: Dhcp

Display name: DHCP Client


Description:

Registers and updates IP addresses and DNS records for this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will not receive
dynamic IP addresses and DNS updates. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.



Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop DHCP Client service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start DHCP Client service:

net start Dhcp

sc start Dhcp


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop DHCP Client service:

net stop Dhcp

sc stop Dhcp


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\Dhcp" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Dhcp start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dhcp" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config Dhcp start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dhcp" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config Dhcp start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dhcp" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Dhcp start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dhcp" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dhcp" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f