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DHCP Client - Windows 7 Service

Registers and updates IP addresses and DNS records for your computer. If this service is stopped, your 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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:DHCP Client
Service name:Dhcp
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\system32\dhcpcore.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

The DHCP Client service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the DHCP Client fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Dhcp service has failed to start.

Dependencies

DHCP Client will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the DHCP Client is stopped, the WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for DHCP Client

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDHCPClientWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the dhcpcore.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.