6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 64.44%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 17.78%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 11.11%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 2.22%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 2.22%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 2.22%



DHCP Client Service by Microsoft

Remove dhcpcsvc.dll
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


dhcpcsvc.dll has 6 known versions, the most recent one is 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205). The average file size is about 155.42 KB. This is a .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly.

What is dhcpcsvc.dll?

This service automatically receives a Dynamic IP address from your DHCP server and DNS updates. Required for ICS / internet client and if you run IPSEC or an IP VPN, disable on a standalone system or one that has a static IP address. Take note: Most DSL/cable ISP’s use DHCP to provide internet access.

About dhcpcsvc.dll (from Microsoft)

Registers and updates IP addresses and DNS records for this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will not receive dynamic IP addresses and DNS updates. If this service is disabled, any


File name:dhcpcsvc.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:DHCP Client Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\dhcpcsvc.dll
Original name:dhcpcsvc.dll.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of dhcpcsvc.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Hosted services
Runs as a shared service under the Windows svcHost
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
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  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'
  • Shared name is 'Dhcp'

VersionsAll file variations of dhcpcsvc.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
3ed0321127ce70acdaabbf77e157c2a7 4adb9e3fd121bce499fd9c317ba5e20261fa0ec9 262 KB
dc45739bc22d528d2b3e50d3f6761750 5899360714f67b6f70300caf10e7a989f1507a44 200 KB
ddacabb2042437069dbb8a7960e049ba 2e806818f901380e7afeb6f6af1f1d05aebe5bc5 121.5 KB
e9cda2eaa16122962524a46ed517f331 0338406a10546909e496d7c161414f6128d607ad 121.5 KB
449aed16b7e0f4b03426210043f86dd5 3b75463ce256c6b9bff9b0eb4f2c5e5d85014ac5 121.5 KB
98e67d1d845d3e5d1d89645371d58033 7952543d640d4e49b278ffe7381f7f2fdbc29f5e 106 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 81.08%
Windows Vista Ultimate 13.51%
Windows Vista Business 2.70%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 2.70%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 70.59% of DHCP Client Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 16.22%
Sony 16.22%
Gateway 16.22%
Toshiba 10.81%
ASUS 10.81%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Acer 2.70%
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