DHCP Client Service Defaults in Windows 8
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.
|Display name:||DHCP Client|
|Path:||%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted|
DHCP Client is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. Then the DHCP Client service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If DHCP Client fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the Dhcp service hasn't been started.
DHCP Client can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:
- Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock
- NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver
- Network Store Interface Service
All the services listed below will not start if DHCP Client is disabled:
- HomeGroup Provider
- Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup
- Network List Service
- Network Location Awareness
- WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Restore Default Startup Configuration for DHCP Client
1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win8_Dhcp_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.
3. Run the saved file as an administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
The Dhcp service is using the dhcpcore.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.