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By avachon ·
Hi, I have a client who was trying to make additions to dhcp (adding a second dhcp server that would be tied to a second nic card in the same machine). Apparently the person got stuck at some point and decided to remove dhcp from the system altogether and then reload it (mind you, wins and dns were also on this test configuration). When dhcp reloaded and after sp5 install, another admin tools (common) folder showed up (under all users and not admin start menu) and the folder contained only dhcpmanager. Then, when trying to start dhcp, gets error 0003 path not found. Now, I'm not sure what exactly happened; I am now looking at the machine and all I can think of is that dhcp could not fully uninstall and so there is the old database competing with the new, but I can't find it. Anyway, has anyone ever seen this since the user wants to know what happened, and I don't know. And second, would it be best to just stop wins, dns, uninstall them, uninstall the tcp/ip stack and set this up for him fresh? or is there some workaround I just don't see? Sheesh, what a day. Thanks for any help.

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by JerryM MCSE+I / A+ In reply to Strange DHCP behavior

Hi,
sounds like there are 2 issues, one being that the start menu shows a new object for dhcp and that dhcp doesn't start (both issues being related). you don't need to stop anything except DHCP (which isn't started anyway) and uninstalled from network services, then reboot and re-install with network services, you should then be able to create your scope..etc... if the start menu issue still exists then you will need to edit the menu to determine which folder(s) are involved...right click on the start button and left click on explore. this will put you in the profiles folder where all the different menu items for each user are stored...note that many items aren't in the profile you are logged in with rather they are in "all users" once it works, you can edit/move the files to the profile you desire..

Thankyou for the post!...jer

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by avachon In reply to Strange DHCP behavior

Hi Jerry, Well, I can't be absolutely sure what the user did, but some kind of corruption occurred that could not be remedied by uninstalling and reinstalling dhcp. The fact that a new object showed up suggests that more was amiss than just dhcp corruption (I actually uninstalled and reinstalled the entire tcp/ip stack prior to an os load thinking that may correct the problem. It did not. Thank you for your help though.

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by avachon In reply to Strange DHCP behavior

Jerry, thanks for the quick response. I thought of exactly the same steps as you. I did reboot - reinstall from the network services applet - reboot. Still, I could not restart dhcp (again got the error 0003 path not found). This is what makes me think there's something I have to remove manually. Any other thoughts? Thanks.

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