Single workstation not picking up DHCP IP address

Posted on 2014-02-19
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
I have a workstation which is not picking up AN IP address from DHCP.  No other workstations have this issue, statistics on the DHCP server show 66% available ip addresses, and in plugging in a personal workstation which has never been on this network am able to get an ip address assigned.
In summary:
1.  The DHCP server is working properly as it hands out ip addresses to other workstations and laptops when testing on the same cable and port
2. If I set a static IP, it works fine
3. I can ping the DHCP server without issue
Question by:BlakeISS
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ID: 39873706
Is it a Windows XP on wireless connection? Yes, i Has XP SP3 applied?

Have you ever tested wired connection?

Expert Comment

ID: 39874115
Operating system of the dhcp server?

Have you seen the dhcp server logs looking for the host name or MAC address? launch a command line on the machine and type ipconfig /renew and check the dhcp server logs

Have you checked if the machine has an enforced ip configration from the nic properties?

Author Comment

ID: 39875389
I have re installed the OS and can verify there is no enforced IP config, no entries in DHCP log. I have a second internal domain on a seperate VLAN and when I connect it to that vlan, it picks up an IP Address fine. Again.. no other workstations have this issue, this is the only one.
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Author Comment

ID: 39875390
@bbao, The OS is Windows 7 Pro
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Expert Comment

ID: 39875613
> no other workstations have this issue, this is the only one.

Have you ever tried wired connection?

Expert Comment

ID: 39876120
I asked about the DHCP server operating system because, for instance, on ws2008 DHCP role there are MAC adress filters.

Accepted Solution

BlakeISS earned 0 total points
ID: 39889737
I had to install a new NIC to get this workstation on the network.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39900015
Not a fix just a workaround but unfortunately, did not have time to dive deeper to work on a single workstation.

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