Windows Server – DHCP Service Starts then Stops again

KB ID 0000617 


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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