Event ID 1144 — DHCP Service Initialization

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

When the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server service initializes, it checks for proper configuration of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), including the presence of a static IP address. Successful initialization results when the DHCP server has established network communication by using TCP/IP.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1144
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Version: 6.0
Message: This computer has at least one dynamically assigned IP address. For reliable DHCP server operation, you should use only static IP addresses.


Configure a static IP address for the DHCP server

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure TCP/IP for static addressing:

  1. At the DHCP server computer, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage network connections.
  2. Right-click the network connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
  4. Click Use the following IP address, and then type the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses.
  6. In Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server, type the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.


To verify that clients are getting leased IP addresses from the DHCP server:

  1. At the DHCP-enabled client computer, click Start, in Start Search type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. To verify the lease of the client with a DHCP server, type ipconfig /all to view lease-status information.
  3. In the output of ipconfig /all verify that the DHCP Server address matches the address of the expected DHCP server. If the address belongs to a different DHCP server than expected, the expected server might not have initialized and another available DHCP server has provided the lease.

DHCP Service Initialization

DHCP Infrastructure