Maximum of 854 DHCP Servers in Active Directory

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SYMPTOMS

You can define a maximum of 854 DHCP servers in Active Directory. If you try to authorize additional DHCP servers, you receive the following error message:
Administration limit for this request has exceeded

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   File name
   ----------
   Dsauth.dll
				

This hotfix removes the limit on the number of DHCP servers.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
For additional information about a related topic, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
297847 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server Management Issues in Windows 2000

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Article ID: 264631 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 4.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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