DHCP Client Service Defaults in Windows 10

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.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:DHCP Client
Service name:Dhcp
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\dhcpcore.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

DHCP Client is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the DHCP Client service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If DHCP Client fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the Dhcp service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

DHCP Client cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While DHCP Client is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for DHCP Client

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which DHCP Client depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Dhcp start= auto
sc start Dhcp

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Dhcp service is using the dhcpcore.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.