DHCP Service Unavailable

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I'm having some trouble with a DHCP glitch. If any of you with Windows exerience can help, I'd be very grateful!

This first reared its head last week (just once). Today I can't keep a DHCP lease for more than a few moments. IP based drive mappings die during login. Ipconfig reports no leases. The lease can be renewed, but then it mysteriously looses its gateway. The next lease renewal fails completely. These three commands were ran just moments apart.

My best guess for such a flaky problem is layer 1. What do you think?

Thanks! Rob

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C:\ipconfig /renew

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.tld
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.1

C:\ipconfig

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.tld
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\ipconfig /renew

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

The following error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Connection: DHCP Server unreachable
  1. C:\ipconfig /renew
  2. Windows 2000 IP Configuration
  3. Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
  4.     Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.tld
  5.     IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.4
  6.     Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
  7.     Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.1
  8. C:\ipconfig
  9. Windows 2000 IP Configuration
  10. Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
  11.     Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.tld
  12.     IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.2.3.4
  13.     Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
  14.     Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
  15. C:\ipconfig /renew
  16. Windows 2000 IP Configuration
  17. The following error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Connection: DHCP Server unreachable
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how does your scope settings look? anything in the error logs?
and does this only happen on this pc, or all, or some?
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UNFLUX wrote:
how does your scope settings look? anything in the error logs?


The DHCP server is administrated by central services. I can't administer this server and... believe it or not... they haven't responded to my incident report for two days. :-(

UNFLUX wrote:
and does this only happen on this pc, or all, or some?


Just mine. It is slightly different... the only 2000 machine on the floor and has an internal DNS entry (IP is still dynamic).

I was hoping someone where would have some advice because (2 days!) our network support is terrible and sending them in the right direction certainly helps.
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The last reply in this thread might be a possible answer:
http://www.tek-tips.com/gviewthread.cfm ... qid/739110

If not try a google search for: The following error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Connection: DHCP Server unreachable (copy and paste that into google as is -- about 116 results)

The other results may provide additional ideas.

I think my other suggestion would be disable DNS. If everything else is automatic, the domain server should also provide the DNS entry automatically anyway (assuming the network admin has it set up correctly.)

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