DHCP Server service security enhancement


DHCP Server service is moved under Network Service account from what it used to be a Local System account untill Windows Server 2008. With this the DHCP Server service that runs in the context of the Network Service account presents the computer’s credentials to remote servers. Also the advantage with Network Service is it has very few privileges and can do less damage on the server if compromised.


Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I have been looking in this blog and cannot find anything pertaining to Administration security. I am currently running Windows 2003 DHCP and you have two options for security, Read Only rights and Full rights. Has this been addressed in 2008R2?

  3. Michael Dragone says:

    Cool, but I thought it ran as Local System previously?