*Urgent* DHCP server quit working

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  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi all,

    Sorry about the Urgent tag, but I am at a real loss here.

    This is for a winserver2003SBS. Everything WAS working fine up until now.

    This is a main DC, with DHCP service.

    The DHCP service quit working, I can get on the net with the DC, but cannot acces the files on the DC with the workstations. I cannot connect to the DC via Remote desktop either.

    I have tried several times the Un/Re authorize the DHCP server, to no avail. I have rebooted and an error comes up on reboot that a service or driver failed. I check the event veiwer and it says something "Warning" "RemoteAccess" "The system cannot contact a DHCP server"

    Everytime I open up the DHCP Server interface, It shows as "not Connected", then when I move my mouse over it, it then shows as "Active", but it still won't work from a workstation.

    Please someone assist me, I really need this thing running properly for tomorrow morning.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    Re: *Urgent* DCHP server quit working

    uninstall the DHCP service from control panel > add/remove programs > windows components, reboot, reinstall DHCP.

    Should fix it.

    If not go find a shotgun :D
     
  3. Heeter

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    Re: *Urgent* DCHP server quit working

    Thanks for your response, LofLA

    I am crossing my fingers that, hopefully, it will do it.

    I am returning out there tomorrow morning.

    I hope I don't need that shotgun.

    Thanks again,

    Heeter
     
  4. Heeter

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    Sorry, Bud

    That didn't work,

    I have no idea how to fix this............


    Heeter
     
  5. Dark Atheist

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    is there a firewall on the server? if so check its not blocking dchp requests, what is the ip/scope of the network, has the ip of the server been changed somehow

     
  6. Heeter

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    Thanks for your responses, 3D

    I will go through this list and check back................


    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  7. Heeter

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    UPDATE:

    although I still have no idea what is going on. I just found out that a couple of days ago, the office had tried installing VMWare server onto the DC.

    They couldn't get it to work so they uninstalled it. Seems like that might be the issue as well.

    I don't know why the boss lets people touch the DC, but it is not helping out right now in the least bit.

    Heeter
     
  8. Heeter

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    Hi Guys,

    I keep getting the same service or driver failed error concerning the DHCP service upon reboot.

    Heeter
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    only thing i can think of is vmware has installed a virtual device, so you might ant to look under device manager.

    What anti virus do you have on there? Is there anything else on the network that might be acting as a dhcp?
     
  10. Heeter

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    Thanks for your reply, 3D

    The antivirus is NOD 15 cal server version. Hasn't been an issue, working flawlessly until this situation. I double checked the router to make sure that it wasn't acting as a DHCP server. It is good on that front.

    I will check the DM.


    Heeter
     
  11. Dark Atheist

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    an idea just popped into my head - i'm wondering if the vmware server did something to winsock layer, may have hooked something in, you could try resting that and see if that helps.

    I'm out of here for 2 weeks now, hope you get it sorted
     
  12. Heeter

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    Great, 3D

    I will try that.

    Thanks a million for your help, I don't think a rep point is good enough to describe your assistance.

    Let's see if this helps...............

    Boss is talking about removing me from here already....:cry:


    Thanks again

    Heeter
     
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    What is the event log saying?

    Ofcourse if the boss is talking about letting you go I'd not work to hard on it..
     
  14. kcnychief

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    To get you up and running quickly, while inconvenient, if this is the environment with only 12 PC's, I would go workstation to workstation and set static IP's that are valid within the network. For example, if your scope was 10.1.1.100-10.1.1.150, give them all an IP within that range, with a valid subnet, gateway and DNS. That should restore functionality assuming there are no other network connectivity problems. Technically speaking, that's the only real thing that the DHCP server is doing. Other than other advanced stuff, but this will restore the basic functionality to get the boss off your back until you fix it.

    Once everyone is fat and happy again, you can work on your DHCP server issue. When the DHCP server is up and running, simply go to each workstation or put a login script to reset thet LAN connections back to DHCP.

    There should also be more detailed information in the event viewer around what is happening. Do the statics, try some more stuff with the DHCP server and look at the event viewer close to the date/time you try to fix it. I would also verify that your server is up to date with patches and such. Un-install any software that has been installed recently, such as the VMware stuff, and see what happens
     
  15. Heeter

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    Thanks for the ideas, Guys.


    The only error the event viewer is giving is about the DHCP service not starting.

    I will get the full read on what the event viewer is stating in a bit.


    I will issue static IP addresses right away.


    Unfortunately, this is my only source of income for now.............

    Heeter
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys,

    I issued static IP's to all workstation for now, everything has stabilized, gives me some breathing room.


    Heeter
     
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    That's good news. Did you grab the event IDs from the event viewer for the DHCP errors?
     
  19. Heeter

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    I will be back there this morning, I will grab the errors codes when I get there.

    Thanks again,

    Heeter
     
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    This thread is hilarious. Lord seems to be only sane one. Give us the EVENT LOG errors.