Windows 2000 Server All adapters bound to DHCP do not have DHCP addresses

Posted on 2006-03-29
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We have 1 server and a couple of clients on our network,  everything worked fine until our Internet provider Comcast told us to switch our IPS address from Static to Dynamic.  After switching all the systems to Dynamic IP adress all the clients can access the Internet, but our Server running Windows 2000 can not access the Internet and our clients can not print anything from our network Printers.

I tried to ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew the IP Address for the Server but the system comes back with the message: All adapters bound to DHCP do not have DHCP addresses.  It give me the IP address of and not or in the line of

Our Network is setup with a SMC switch attached to the cable modem gateway from out Internet provider.  From teh Switch it branches out to the server and each individual Clients.  I have checked all the cables and everything tested fine with the cable tester plus we had internet access a few days ago with Static IP address setting, now with Dynamic IP address the Server and Server only does not have access to the Internet.

I have also tried to edit the registery by setting or diable APIPA: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\  for a single adapter and for the Entire Computer

Please advice how I can go about setting the right IP address for Win2000 Server so that we can have access to the Internet.



Question by:pw78
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    Where is the DHCP Server Located?  Are you getting dynamic addresses from the ISP?  Is the Windows 2000 Server a DHCP Server?  What addresses are the Clients getting, Public?, Private?  Is the Cable Router handing out theses addresses?
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    I'm not sure they meant change your entire LAN to DHCP.  I think they meant just the connection to them (which may have been your router only).

    You need to put everything back the way it was and speak with them again.  My hunch is that just the single point of connection with them needs to be changed to DHCP.


    Author Comment

    Hi I finally found the solution to my problem.   I have to set the IP address within a specific range within the  cable gateway.

    Thanks for all the help



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