Posted on 2011-10-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All,

When looking at one of the scopes on my DHCP server (Windows 2008 R2) I can see several entries with "BAD_ADDRESS" in the name field.

Is there a host called "BAD_ADDRESS" or is this an error?

Question by:techmiss
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    Accepted Solution

    BAD_ADDRESS is assigned to an IP when the client refuses the IP given to it via DHCP, it usually means the IP is already in use (maybe by a network device or a computer with a static IP). The client then begins the lease process again, and is offered the next available address in the scope.

    See this page for more information: (Search for BAD_ADDRESS)

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