Event ID 1008 — DHCP Client Configuration

Updated: December 11, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Each time a DHCP client starts, it requests IP configuration information from a DHCP server including:

  • IP address
  • Subnet mask
  • Additional configuration parameters, such as a default gateway address, Domain Name System (DNS) server addresses, a DNS domain name, and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server addresses

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1008
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Client
Version: 6.0
Message: Your computer was unable to initialize a Network Interface attached to the system. The error code is: %1.


Configure the DHCP client network interface

Communication between the DHCP client computer and the DHCP server computer depends on proper configuration of TCP/IP.

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:

  1. Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
  2. Under Tasks, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the network connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
  5. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
  6. Click Obtain DNS server address automatically, and then click OK.


To verify that the network interface is configured and has an IP address assigned:

  1. At the DHCP-enabled client computer, click Start, in Start Search type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. To verify a DHCP client lease, type ipconfig /all to view lease-status information.
  3. The output of the ipconfig command should show an IPv4 or IPv6 address marked "preferred."

DHCP Client Configuration

DHCP Infrastructure