Installing DHCP and DNS Server on Win 8.1

Hi there,

In order to deploy a few webapps written with Xojo over a private and closed network ( no WAN connection ) I’ve installed a WAMP stack on a laptop running Windows 8.1. Now I need a DNS and DHCP server for this LAN. So I thought of 2 possible solutions:

  • An external hardware router
  • Installing a DHCP and DNS server on the laptop serving the webapps.

The constraint here is to define a domain named “.xyz” and accessing the webapp by typing their name in the user’s browser. E.g. “” or “”.

Any advice about the DHCP & DNS server software for Windows 8.1?


Why not instead place a shortcut in these users browser bars with the IP address and port of the apps ?