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Posted on 2009-04-03
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I've just set up a new Windows 2008 server and added it as a DC.  I've set up DHCP but am unable to get the IPV4 to activate (red down arrow).  It looks like the server is authorized b/c my only option under actions is to unauthorize.  I have the option to deactivate/activate the individual scope under IPV4 but without activating this nothing is happening.  What needs to be done to get this active and supplying IP addresses?

Thanks for your help.
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There are a couple things you can try to help update DHCP with its authorization status.
  1. Restart the DHCP Server.  At the commpand prompt, type:
        NET STOP DHCPServer & NET START DHCPServer
  2. If you have multiple domain controllers, force them to replicate, then run the command above.
  3. Restart the server entirely.

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Thanks.  I can't believe I didn't think to restart the service!
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