Right - Click ing on or delete ing file s cause s long delay when DHCP Client Service is misconfigured

Posted on 2004-11-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi, Thanx very much in advance to anybody who can help me with this:

I made an error when I was configuring my DHCP Client Service on my Windows Server 2003 PC. I think I set something somewhere as static when it should be dynamic.

Now, Right-clicking on or deleting files causes long delays as the client service looks for a non-existent DHCP Server (I'm connected to DSL Verizon DHCP).

What do I need to fix in the DHCP Client Service configuration or Registry entries, *WITHOUT* using Windows Setup (repair or new) or reinstalling the OS, so that the DHCP client will work properly and eliminate the delay problem?

Thanx again,
Question by:deckerd26354
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    I'm confused.  The  DHCP Client Service isn't even needed if you have configured a static IP address which is the proper way to configure Domain/Active Directory Servers.  However to change these settings all you should have to change is your TCP/IP settings for the appropriate adapter in the Control Panel/Network Connections.


    Author Comment

    - My machine is not a domain controller
    - as I said, I connect to the net using a DSL modem/router combo through an ISP, Verizon, which configures its DSL clients using DHCP non-static IP addresses

    ...maybe i'll just delete anything that looks static and see what happens...
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    You're probably using PPPoE that is similar to DHCP.

    Here is my suggestion.  Configure your server for a fixed IP address.
    Install a NAT Router that supports PPPoE onto your modem.  Pass the necessary ports (port forwarding) to your server.

    In this way you can logon using PPPoE without loading any unnecessary (and possibly buggy) software onto your server.

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