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I have a DHCP server running on a Windows 2003 Standard Server.  Twice now the DHCP server has locked up on me at random times and it will not service DHCP requests.  When I go into "Services" in the Control Panel, it says that the service is "Shutting Down" and all of the options to start or stop the service are grayed out.  The only way to get the service back and running is to reboot the server.  My Event Viewer shows nothing about why or when the DHCP service failed.  

I have Yosemite Tapeware backup installed and it is maybe the only thing I can think of that is causing this to happen, but I have no way to be sure.  I also have MS SQL 2005 installed.  Any thoughts or ideas?

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by:laurin1
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Have you checked your logs (Application Event, System Event, DHCP)?
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I don't have a DHCP section in Event Viewer.  All I have is Application, Security, System, Directory Service, DNS, File Replication, Internet Explorer
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DHCP log is in: C:\%windir%\System32\DHCP
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by:bkesting
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I can see when the service now stopped.  And I do have a tape backup job running at the time when the service stopped.  Are their any known issues between Yosemite Tapeware and the Windows DHCP service?
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I have the same problem where dhcp stops about 8 minutes into a Yosemite backup. Normally it stops for a few seconds and starts right back up, I assume because it is backing up the dhcp database.

However, on a few occasions it stays stopped and I have to start it manually.
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by:bkesting
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I deselected the DHCP database from being backed up with Yosemite and so far the problem has not returned.
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by:NoLimit99RBS
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Thats what I did as well, I will monitor it tonight. Thanks
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Hmm, I deselected system32\dhcp from the backups, yet dhcp still stops for a few seconds then starts again during backups.
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Problem seems to be solved by not having Yosemite backup the DHCP database.

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