DHCP Failed to start Access is Denied

Posted on 2005-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I was trying to move the back up/Audit location of the DHCP files to another server - It errored out and sasid that dhcp was not running on the other machine - Now in my DHCP there is a red x and I cannot start the dhcp service - I get access is denied system error 5 - This is windows 2000 sbs server - I was trying to move to a windows 2003 server - No I cannot restore my dhcp -

How can I restore the dhcp on a windows 2000 server -

Question by:modest911
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    there is a red x on my dhcp server in the consule -
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    I tried to recreate the scope - By deleting and reauthorizing server - But for some reason I still get the access denied
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    Is there anything helpful in the Event Logs?
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    "Repair and Compact the DHCP Database"

    "How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003";en-us;325473

    I hope it can help.
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    Yeah I ended up do a restore last night - I have read all your above comments online and really none of them helped - It wasnt really that they where corrupted it was because the dhcp didnt like the location of the move for log files - thanks though

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