Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Windows 2003 R2 DHCP Error

Seems to be a bug in the setup where the windows firewall is on still after you have run the setup, this blocks the DNS and the DHCP also File and Print sharing in not enable as an exception, a quick fix to this is to create and exception for the BOOTP and DNS server.

Goto the control panel and open the Windows Firewall and on the Exceptions tab click the add port, you’ll need to do this for both UDP port 53 and UDP port 67 then make sure they are ticked and any others you might need like File and Print Sharing.

This bug also comes up on SBS 2003, I recommend rerunning the SBS wizard.

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