DHCP Lease Issuance

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are leased by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to its clients. Each lease has an expiration date, which the client must renew if it is going to continue to use that IP address. If conflict detection is enabled, the DHCP server pings the client before assigning the IP address to determine whether an IP address is already in use on the network.

If the DHCP client cannot be pinged by the server, the server assumes no IP address conflict and assigns the IP address to the client.


Event ID Source Message



The DHCP service was unable to ping for a new IP address. The address was leased to the client.

DHCP Runtime

DHCP Infrastructure