Windows Server – DHCP Service Starts then Stops again


KB ID 0000617 Dtd 12/06/12


Saw this last week on an SBS 2011 Server. When attempting to get the DHCP service running it span up then stopped straight away.


A quick look in Event Viewer showed me what the problem was,

Event ID 1054

Event ID 1054

The DHCP/BINL service on this computer is shutting down. See the previous event log messages for reasons

Fair enough lets see the previous error on the same server;

Event ID 1053

Event ID 1053

The DHCP/BINL service has encountered another server on this network with IP Address, (IPv4 or IPv6 address), belonging to the domain

In this example the offending IP ( Was a Cisco PIX 501 firewall that was running a DHCP server. Thankfully My main job that day was to replace the firewall so when I put in a new ASA I didn’t have the DHCPD service running.

If you see this elsewhere you will need to locate the offending IP and disable DHCP on it.


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