The DHCP Service is not running in the target computer

Hi Guys,
I have a Windows Server 2012 Standard server, and I have installed the DHCP role on it.
The service is working fine, but I created a scope for testing and now when I try to delete it I get the following error:

"The DHCP Service is not running in the target computer"

But it is running because I have another scope that is giving out IP addresses.

What do you think could be happening here?

Thanks.
cargexAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
Is the server you're speaking off the only DHCP server on your network?

You can go to services.msc and stop then disable the DHCP service.  You can also restart the server if possible after making the change.  Now you can be sure DHCP is definitely not running.

If you're still getting a valid IP address with the workstations then there is another DHCP server on the network.
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cargexAuthor Commented:
Yes, it is the only one.
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Wayne88Commented:
You can go to services.msc and stop then disable the DHCP service.  You can also restart the server if possible after making the change.  Now you can be sure DHCP is definitely not running.

Now you can try deleting the scope again.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you tried to refresh the DHCP console? Has this machine been rebooted?

Have you tried removing the scope using Powershell?

Will.
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cargexAuthor Commented:
Yes, I restarted the service, and the I was able to delete the test scope again successfully.
Thanks.
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Wayne88Commented:
Glad you got it solved. Cheers!
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