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Article ID: 173040

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173040

SYMPTOMS

The following events are logged in the system event viewer:

Event ID: 1003
Source: DhcpServer
Description: The DHCP server failed to register its registry data. The following error occourred: The system cannot find the path specified.

Event ID: 1008
Source: DhcpServer
Description: The DHCP server is shutting down due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Event ID: 1017
Source: DhcpServer
Description: The DHCP server encountered the following error while Backing up the registry configuration: The system cannot find the path specified.

Event ID: 7023
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: The Microsoft DHCP Server service terminated with the following error. The system cannot find the path specified.

CAUSE

The default directory <WinNT_root>\System32\Dhcp was not present before Microsoft DHCP Server service was installed. The Microsoft DHCP Server service installation process will not check for this directory, nor create it if it is missing.

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem, perform the following steps:

  1. Uninstall the Microsoft DHCP Server service from the Networks tool in Control Panel.
  2. Manually create the <WinNT_root>\System32\Dhcp folder.
  3. Reinstall Microsoft DHCP Server service from the Networks tool in Control Panel.
  4. Restart Windows NT Server.


MORE INFORMATION

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Additional query words: install remove dir

Keywords: kbbug kbpending kbsetup KB173040