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DHCP Client - Windows Vista 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, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:DHCP Client
Service name:Dhcp
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\dhcpcsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

DHCP Client logs on as NT Authority\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If DHCP Client fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Dhcp service has failed to start. At least one service depends on DHCP Client. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.

Dependencies

DHCP Client won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

If 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDHCPClientWindowsVista.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 dhcpcsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.