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DHCP failing accross the network

By Troy G ·
I am running a Win 2k server with 45 Win 98 SE workstations. I have DHCP installed and running now for about 8 months. Now the workstaions are failing to logon to the network using DHCP. If I use a static IP and subnet then the network sonnections are there. When the workstations are set to use DHCP they cannot even "ping" the server. I have tried to deactivate and reactivate the scope but this has not helped. I have no idea what could be causing this. There has been no changes to the server since the IP scope was first activated.

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by ippacket In reply to DHCP failing accross the ...

I have experienced the same problem on several occasions. Like you, I deactivate and reactivate the scopes with no success. I finally deleted a recreated the scope. That seems to have fixed the problem. Remember the delete any leases on the scope before deleting it.

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by ippacket In reply to DHCP failing accross the ...

The problem I had was that DHCP was not sending the default gateway even though it was configured to. My initial reaction was a static route-add (effected few machines) but I went with the rebuild after the second incident, which affected a larger number of users.

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by briantruitt In reply to DHCP failing accross the ...

I know this may sound stupid, but are you running AD? Can you ping the workstations from the DHCP server? When the workstations aren't set to use DHCP can they ping the server? Is your Win2K server the only server running and if so what other services are running on it, i.e. dns, exchange, etc.?

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