The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service is dependent on these services:
Global parameters initialization
Registry parameters initialization
RPC server start
Winsock data initialization
The failure of any of these services to initialize or start can cause the DHCP Server service to fail.
Restart dependent services
To verify that the DHCP Server service is running:
At the DHCP server computer, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type sc queryex dhcpserver.
If all dependent services have started successfully, the DHCP Server service should be shown as RUNNING.