Announcing the availability of Understand and Troubleshoot Guides and Test Lab Guides for Windows Server "8" Beta

What are Understand and Troubleshoot Guides (UTG)? The Windows Server “8” Beta Understand and Troubleshoot Guides (UTG) help IT administrators and architects develop awareness of key technical concepts, functionality, and troubleshooting techniques. This understanding enables a successful early adoption experience during the product evaluation phase. To access all of the available UTGs, visit the Windows… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of April 11 – April 17

After a couple weeks with no new networking-related Knowledge Base articles, the floodgates have opened once again! On a related note, I am considering reducing the frequency of this post to twice monthly to avoid creating blog posts to let you know we have no new KB articles for a given week. Feel free to… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of February 7 – February 13

We have had a couple of lean weeks recently with very few new KB articles to report, but that is certainly not the case this time around! Here are the latest networking-related KB articles: 979554 The creator of an SNMP trap notification cannot be identified in Windows Server 2003 978972 Stop error message when you… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the weeks of December 13 – December 19 and December 20 – December 26

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here are the latest networking-related Knowledge Base articles published in the past 2 weeks: 961186  NDIS 5.x USB network adapters do not appear in Performance Monitor 961256  The DNS PTR record might be deleted if you change the DNS server order on a Windows 2003 machine 977172 … Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of November 29 – December 5

Here are the latest networking-related Knowledge Base articles for this week: 975755 Device Manager or the application stops responding when you use Device Manager or an application to uninstall the driver for a network adapter on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 953269 The DHCP Server service on a Windows… Read more

How to migrate a DHCP database from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

A few months ago, I wrote a post on how to migrate a DHCP Server database from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2008. As Windows Server 2008 R2 has since released, I wanted to update the information on this subject. The process has not changed in any way from my original post. I am publishing… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of October 18 – October 24

Here is the list of the most recently published networking-related Knowledge Base articles: 976723 IPv6 network address seems case-sensitive at address assignment for multiple network adapters installed on a Windows7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2 based computer. 954373 The Network Access Protection Agent service may not start after you restart a Windows Vista Service Pack… Read more

Old DHCP Servers appear in the list of Authorized servers after a Domain Rename

After running a Domain Name Rename of a domain that has Authorized DHCP servers in Active Directory, you may see the old server’s name still listed when you view DHCP Authorized servers. This will not prevent the servers from handing out IP Addresses, but you will want to clean up the directory. You can view… Read more

DHCP shows the pending update icon even after the A record is added to DNS

The address leases records in the DHCP Console have an icon with a pen instead of the usual computer icon even though the Host record for the DHCP Client machine is present in DNS. The above icon indicates "Active lease, DNS dynamic update pending.  This address is not available for lease by the DHCP server." … Read more

Steps to move a DHCP database from a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 to another Windows Server 2008 machine

The DHCP database can be moved or migrated from a Windows Server 2003 server to a Windows Server 2008 server, or from one Windows Server 2008 server to another.  The information below details the necessary steps. Export the DHCP database from a server that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 To… Read more