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Server 2008 DHCP Management Console

Hello,

When you open the DHCP management my DHCP server is never there.  How do I save it there? DNS stays there?

When I click to add server it shows me servers that are no longer in my environment. How can I remove those names?

I cant find any reference to them in DNS anywhere.

Thanks!
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

Have you authorized the DHCP server in AD? if not then check this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd145306(WS.10).aspx

Also make sure you have correctly configured the DHCP in Windows 2008, check these links if you are missing any thing:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/How-to-Install-Configure-Windows-Server-2008-DHCP-Server.html

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-server-2008/how-to-setup-dhcp-server-in-windows-server-2008-step-by-step-guide/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
DHCP is installed and running. I am referring to administering the DHCP server from another machine on the network with the admin tool pack.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
So, when you open DHCP management tool on a different server from the actual DHCP server, you always have to choose a server from a browse list and add it to the DHCP console.  Your question is "how do I save the server name so, I don't have to browse everytime I open the DHCP conole."

Start --Run -->  MMC <enter>

Add component --> DHCP

Add server --> your dhcp server

Does this method cause the same behavior?
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
If I save a mmc console then when I open the saved console the server i added is there.
It still give me the option for old dhcp server that are not in my enviorment, how do i remove that.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
hmmm... I'm not sure how to remove them from the browse list...

However, I would try these things:

1)In DNS, make sure the old DHCP is not longer in the DNS database.  Delete all records relating to the old server.  

2) In WINS (if you have this), delete the old DHCP server record in the WINS database

3) In AD Users and Computer, delete the computer account related to the old DHCP server.

Wait a while...

Reboot the client machine that you are using for the MMC remote managment...

---see if the problem is resolved...
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
As stated in first post, all of that was done.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
your first post only talks about DNS... what about WINS and AD Users and computer?
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
Sorry,
I checked AD - Nothing.
WINIS is not in use.
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
The 'Add Server' dialog is populating the server list from AD.

First thing is to unauthorize the old servers by using DHCP MMC.

If they're still listed in the 'Add Server' dialog, use ADSI edit
Connect to 'Configuration' partition and expand
CN=Configuration
\CN=Services
 \CN=NetServices

Delete the unwanted server objects in the container
Open the DhcpRoot object and remove orphan servers from the dhcpServers value
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
henjoh09

That removed them but now they are all gone.

I think what happened is at one point the dhcp server where named the names i was trying to remove. now that i removed the old names the new names where removed too.
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
Try to re-authorize the DHCP server(s) through the DHCP MMC (Action -> Manage authorized servers).
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DAgentAuthor Commented:
Looks like that did it. I had to refresh before I saw the red X.
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