DHCP Server Active Directory Availability

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

For proper authorization and operation, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server relies on a valid Active Directory Domain Services configuration. The DHCP server must find a valid directory services-enabled domain controller.


Event ID Source Message



The DHCP/BINL Service on the local computer, belonging to Windows Domain %2, has determined that it is authorized to start. It is servicing clients now. It has determined that the computer was recently upgraded. It has also determined that, either there is no directory service enterprise for the domain, or that the computer is not authorized in the directory service. All DHCP services that belong to a directory service enterprise should be authorized in the directory service to service clients. (See help on the DHCP Service Management Tool for authorizing a DHCP service in the directory service).



The DHCP service failed to see a directory server for authorization.



No DC is DS Enabled%0

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