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Unable to access DHCP backup folder

By rbroder ·
Investigating the system error log of DHCP backup errors, I discovered that the c:\WinNt\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\old folder cannot be accessed, renamed,deleted,etc. by the admin user. It also has no list owner. I think this is the reason for the errors in the log. Does anyone know how to remove this folder? Do I need to replace it, or will the Jet Backup automatically create it?

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by ross.bale In reply to Unable to access DHCP bac ...

You will need to stop the DHCP service in order to access the folder as DHCP will lock it exclusively. I would strongly suggest backing up the DHCP database before stopping and removing this folder incase DHCP needs it and then throws a wobbler if you remove it - also rename it or copy it out rather than delete it.

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