Troubleshoot DHCP, DNS Issues

Here we will cover Basic to Advanced Common DHCP and DNS Issues

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How to Troubleshoot DHCP

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DHCP Troubleshoot

Step 1: First need to check your ethernet cable or wifi connection.

Step 2:

First Open Network and Sharing Center

Select Active Network

Go to IPV4 properties

Select Obtain IP Address Automatically

shortcut key to open Network sharing center: win key + r and type: ncpa.cpl

Step 3:

Open Command Prompt open command prompt as Administrator

And type in command prompt

Here Releasing IP Address

Ipconfig /release

And now

Renewing new ip address

Ipconfig /renew

If still not getting IP

Step 4:

Press windows key and r together

And type services.msc

And search dhcp client

Restart dhcp client if still not getting ip

Now search dhcp server

Right click and restart DHCP Server

PowerShell command:

Restart DHCP Server

Restart-Service DhcpServer

Stop DHCP Server

Stop-Service DhcpServer

Start DHCP Server

Start-Service DhcpServer

If you are using an earlier version of Windows Server, you can use the following command:

Get-Service DhcpServer | Stop-Service

Get-Service DhcpServer | Start-Service

also can use command prompt methods: you will need to open a Command Prompt window with administrator privileges. Then, you can type the following command

netsh interface ip set address “Ethernet” dhcp restart

You can Restart DHCP server also from DHCP, Open dhcp from Server Manager

Select the server and right click on it

check authorize or unauthorize if unauthorize you need to authorize dhcp server

if you wanted to restart you can restart /stop and start from DHCP Interface

we can also check the scope status

DNS Troubleshoot

Step 1:

Ping your DNS IP or DNS Name

Open command Prompt Flush DNS

Ipconfig /flushdns

If ping then go ahead

Step 2:

Now go to network and sharing center

ncpa.cpl – go to properties

Check assign static ip inserted or no if dns is not inserted in Preferred DNS please type DNS  

Step 3:

Now disable and again enable network

Right click disable and enable

Step 4:

Login to your Domain Controller

Open windows server Manager go to tools and click to DNS

Check the DNS Server Status

Now click to interface

kindly check to select IPV6 & IPV4

Step 5:

Restart your DNS Server

Restart dns server

Method 2: Using PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:


Restart-Service DnsServer

Stop dns server in windows server

Stop-Service DnsServer

Start DNS Server

Start-Service DnsServer

or you can also check Reverse Lookup

open command prompt as administrator


nslookup domainname