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DHCP won't allow me to add a scope?

By hamish_jones ·
I have had to force a password reset on a sbs 2003 server for a client of mine who had a spam problem now the DHCP server won't allow me to assign a scope and the ICW complains that DHCP service isn't started, the DHCP service is running though,

I have tried removing DHCP deleting the database all everything else I could find but no luck,

Does anyone know of a tool to completely remove DHCP from server and all registry settings so I can do a clean install,

Also the MMC doesn't like running either and I can't install any patches to try and repair this as it just errors with "extraction failed" cannot find windows class.

I have spent about 20 hours scratching my head and trying many various things and now I am at a loss as to what to try next,

Hopefully a genius out there can shed some light on it for me,

Thanks

Hamish

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"Had a spam problem"

by seanferd In reply to DHCP won't allow me to ad ...

What kind of spam problem? Considering all the errors, I'd seriously be looking for malware. And if there is/was malware, I wouldn't trust the server without a complete drive wipe/partition/format/reinstall.

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i agree wipe and reload the server

by markp24 In reply to DHCP won't allow me to ad ...

if there was somthing bad on there you definitly want it out of there. (you may want to find out how that got on there, was someone using the server to browse the inet?)

anyway i would wipe and reload that server.

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