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SBS 2003 Not assigning IP addresses

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Hi there,

I have been running a machine for 3 weeks without any issues whatsoever. Suddenly today when a laptop decided it was time to re-connect to the network, it could not retrieve an IP address.

I am running an SBS2003 machine and had it as the DHCP server. There are no other DHCP servers on the network apart from a wireless router which has the option disabled. THe strange thing is that it only happened yesterday/today so I am not sure what is going on.

I have tried the following:

1. REstarting the DHCP server
2. Restarting the Server
3. Re-creating the DHCP scope
4. Unauthorizing and re-authorizing with Active Directory.

For some reason the computer just cannot get an IP. All machines can ping the server (those with static IPs) and if I enable the wireless router as the DHCP server instead of the SBS2003 all computers get an IP and can also ping the server.

Please let me know of any ideas!

Thanks,

Gabs
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