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DHCP Client - Windows XP Service

Manages network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:DHCP Client
Service name:Dhcp
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\dhcpcsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The DHCP Client service runs as LocalSystem 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 XP 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:

Restore Default Startup Type for DHCP Client

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.