is Denied Error When Importing Windows NT DHCP Information
While this is specific to my experience of migrating DHCP
from a Windows NT server to Windows 2003 I suspect that this could
happen at any time when using the netsh command to import DHCP
information regardless of the server version. Also, due to
limited impact on me I haven't traced down the cause of the error since
it isn't worth my time but this is how I worked around the problem.
In upgrading the Windows NT server to Windows 2003 (fresh
exported the DHCP information per Microsoft's
instructions using the
tool. All went as expected but after loading Windows
2003 and running the netsh command (netsh DHCP server import path all) to import
information back in I kept getting the message: "Access is denied."
The account was in the administrators group on the server and the DHCP
server had been authorized so it didn't make much sense. I
also note that I was doing this through terminal services and I got the
same message even when using the "-console" switch. The
resolution was to login with the local administrator account (does
not need to be on the console connection through terminal
services) and run the command.
appears to be caused by the user running this command not being a
member of the DHCP Administrators local group. The local
administrator account was not encumbered by this and that is why the
command ran fine under that ID.
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