After building a Windows 2016 DHCP server I attempted to authorise the server in AD but kept getting the message “The specified servers are already present in the Directory Service”. I have never had a Windows server with this host name so was a but confused.

The solution was simple enough, I opened sevices.msc and restarted the “DHCP Server” service

Author: Phil Eddies

I am an IT Operations Manager, managing all aspects of the IT infrastructure and service for a mid sized UK based company. I have been working full time in IT since 2001 in 1st to 3rd line and System Administration roles. MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, Citrix CCA