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DHCP console extremely slow

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Hello,

When we access the DHCP console via RDC on our DHCP server, navigating through the tree is extremely slow.  I mean, you expand the domain to see the scopes and it takes forever.  Further expansion of scopes and such also takes forever.  Has anyone ever experienced this.  It was not this way at my last job.  We are a windows 08 AD environment.

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by:Dan McFadden
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Is this a dedicated DHCP server?  Or are there other services running on the server?

Dan
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by:cheesebugah
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It is not a dedicated DHCP server.  It is also a file server.
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OK... how much CPU power and RAM does the server have?

Have you looked at Performance Monitor to see what type (if any) of resource pressure in on the server?

- How many users are accessing the file services?
- How many devices are hitting the DHCP services?
- What is the CPU utilization on the server?
- How much RAM is being consumed and by what?
- Is the server configured for program or background services?
- How are the disk drives performing?
- How much free space on the OS/Boot drive?
- When was the last time the server drives were defragged?

All of these items can contribute to a slow down of performance on a server.

Dan
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by:cheesebugah
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Dan,

Only the DHCP snap-in is slow?  Everything else on this server works great.  All of the AD snap-ins work fine, the DNS console works fine.
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Dan McFadden earned 500 total points
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If you attempt to use the DHCP Manager from your desktop, is it also slow?

Also:
1. Have you attempted to uninstall and reinstall the DHCP Management tools?
2. How many scopes are enabled in DHCP?
3. How big is the DHCP database file?
4. Are there any delays when the DHCP service gives out addresses?  Does it appear to take longer than expected?

If you take a backup of the DHCP database, move it to an isolated test server, enable (but not authorize) DHCP, does the snap-in run slowly?

Dan
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by:cheesebugah
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Dan McFadden,

Thank you so much for your kind suggestions.  I will take some time next week to go over some of these.  With the holidays and all, I have been too busy to give this one much time yet.  Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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by:cheesebugah
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Uninstalling and reinstalling the DHCP management tools did the trick.

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