I setup a brand new windows server 2008 standard server. Installed all the latest windows updates. Promoted the server to be a domain controller then added the DHCP console. Upon DHCP setup server 2008 automatically authorized the DHCP server in active directory to provide DHCP..
I did not want the server to be authorized until i'm ready to kick it over from my old DHCP server.
When I went to unauthorize the server however I received the error:
The parameter is incorrect.
I checked using netsh to confirm if the server is authorized in Active Directory. "DC1" is the server name, which it is!
I attempted to remove it using netsh but that also failed with the following error:
Believe it or not the fix for this was:
- Stopping DHCP service
- Deleting the DHCP server object from the DHCP console
- Re-add the DHCP server to the DHCP console
- Start the DHCP service
- Try again to unauthorize the DHCP server
This worked - weird problem!