Load Ballacing broke DHCP - The DHCP service is not servicing any clients because.......

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Creative Twitch, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. I installed an addition NIC in my 2003 SBS in an attempt to get load
    balancing to work. Immediately there were problems with DHCP, and I ended up
    having to change the IP address of the original LAN NIC. This worked fine
    for a while, and then on the weekend it piled up and would not give out DHCP

    I physically removed the offending NIC (Which was disabled and uninstalled
    at this point) and attempted to remove and reinstall DHCP. At this point no
    amount of reconfiguring will work to get the system to recognize that there
    is indeed a hardcode internal NIC. Event viewer shows the following error.

    "The DHCP service is not servicing any clients because none of the active
    network interfaces have statically configured IP addresses, or there are no
    active interfaces."

    I have tried to re-bind the service to the LAN NIC (DHCP Properties,
    Advanced, Bindings) but it makes no difference.

    What am I missing?

    Creative Twitch, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. You can't do that. Load Balancing is for multiple computers (Server
    Clustering), not multiple Nics.
    175767 - Expected Behavior of Multiple Adapters on Same Network
    With only one Nic installed in the machine....
    Uninstall the DHCP Service. Configure the NIC with a *static* IP#, Mask,
    DNS & WINS if required, a Gateway if required. Make sure the machine
    fuctions properly on the network (Network Places, browsing shares, etc.).
    Then reinstall the DHCP Service and recreate your Scope.
    Phillip Windell, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. I tried that.
    No go.

    Someone suggested a DNS issue, but i dont see how that would cause this.

    Creative Twitch, Oct 27, 2004
  4. I don't know then.
    DHCP has no relationship to DNS. DHCP would work even if there was no DNS,
    no WINS, no Active Directory, and even no Windows for that matter.
    Phillip Windell, Oct 28, 2004
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