LKBEN10606: Where does a Microsoft DHCP server put its logfile


You need to see exactly what happens on the server to troubleshoot the dhcp protocol


This is by design


You can see some statistics when you click on the server with the right mouse button and select the entry statistics but this is poor information for troubleshooting purposes.

An enhanced logfile can be found under %systemroot%\system32\dhcp. The server creates a logfile for every day. You can connect to the administrative share of the server to open the logfile from elsewhere. e.g. \\lubbysrv\c$\WINDOWS\System32\dhcp\dhcpsrvlog-mon.log


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.