Sat, Apr 24 2004 16:19
Is your server's DHCP being renamed to "mshome.net" and getting Event ID: 30013 in your log files?
I had something unusual happen on my server. I would receive error messages in my log files indicating that my DHCP server was shutting down and when I would go in and look at the DHCP scope, it would suddenly rename my domain name “mshome.net”. I've put screen shots up on my website to show you want it looked like: http://www.sbslinks.com/mshome.htm A couple of other people in the newsgroups were having the same issues.
Looks like we've tracked it down to the RRAS NAT/Firewall's internal DHCP firing up and interfering with the Windows/SBS DHCP. What I think occurred is that because I DID NOT run the “Configure remote access wizard”. Combine that with throwing a lot of beta's on this box and rebooting on a daily basis because I don't treat this test system like a “real” server and it runs more like a workstation and the RRAS's NAT firewall's “Address assignment” got checked and because it's a DHCP allocator as well, the SBS box naturally shuts off it's own DHCP.
To fix this, and with the expert guidance of Wes from SBS PSS support out of Charlotte, I disabled the RRAS firewall, stopped the DHCP services, renamed the DHCP folder underneath the windows/system32 folder, restarted the DHCP services, went to the DHCP snap in and using the DHCP wizard rebuilt the scope. Then I reran the Internet connection wizard, ensuring that I chose to “enable the firewall” to allow the RRAS NAT firewall to be “rewizardized”. I then this time ran the “Configure remote access wizard” to ensure that both wizards affecting the RRAS Nat firewall would be run.
RRAS is now not setting up a DHCP server and the SBS server is being the DHCP.
Big thanks to Wes for his expert assistance. Moral of this story? Always ask for SBS support when you call PSS. :-)
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