Make Windows 7 act as a DHCP Server

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is it possible to make Windows 7 act as a DHCP server (IP address provider) for a LAN? If yes, is it still possible even if Internet Connection Sharing is activated (and so Windows 7 configures static IP adresses)?

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I didn't recommend disabling UMTS prior to enabling ICS.  Do that after enabling ICS, in order to change the Local Area network from "Public" to "Home" or "Work".
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To the best of my knowledge, the only way to make Windows 7 act as a DHCP server (without 3rd-party software) is to enable Internet Connection Sharing.  ICS assigns a static IP address to the host computer's LAN connection, and its DHCP server assigns dynamic IP addresses to the other LAN computers.
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