Solved

DHCP removal problem

Posted on 2004-10-06
2
148 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Argh!

This is getting odd.

I have 2 DHCP servers in my single domain (for fault tolerance) ... MASTER and SLAVE. I want to total disable MASTER, reformat the computer etc ...

So, I expanded the SLAVE scope and configed all the clients - they are all happily picking up IP's from SLAVE.

I 'disable' the SCOPE on MASTER .. cool.

So, I ADD/REMOVE programs and remove DHCP from MASTER ... within the next hour or so, SLAVE is no longer Authorised ! I cannot Authorise the DHCP server (errors in event log) ... so I reinstall DHCP on MASTER and authorise it again (no scope is set up)  ... I can now reauthorise SLAVE and it runs ok

So, SLAVE seems to be totally dependant on MASTER being a DHCP server ... even if there is no scope on MASTER.

How weird is that ?

*cries*

S.S.
0
Comment
Question by:SpencerSteel
2 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Debsyl99 earned 500 total points
ID: 12239393
Hi
Sounds odd but probably a perfectly reasonable explanation for it somewhere. Here's a potential solution for you
2135 » How do I move a DHCP Server from Windows 2000 to another Windows 2000 Server?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBE/tip2100/rh2135.htm

Deb :))
0
 

Author Comment

by:SpencerSteel
ID: 12442418
I realise what my main problem was ... the DHCP unregisters the itself from DNS on remove (which as as DC is a problem) .. which can then cause all sorts of problems ...

I sorted it in the end. Thanks.

S.S.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
IT certifications are a concrete representation of continual learning on the part of the candidate.  Continual learning is necessary for the long term success of an IT professional, but are IT certifications the right path for you?
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question