Windows Server 2003-based DHCP server intermittently becomes unauthorized, and event 1046 is logged in the System event log


Symptoms


You find that a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based DHCP server intermittently becomes unauthorized, and an event that resembles the following is logged in the System event log:

Cause


This issue may occur if there is an object conflict inside the Active Directory directory service configuration container.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Start the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit MMC snap-in. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type Adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
    2. Click Tools, and then click ADSI Edit.
  2. In the console tree, expand the Configuration container, expand CN=Configuration, expand CN=Services, and then expand CN=NetServices.
  3. In the details pane, you may find objects that resemble the following:
    CNF:<GUID>,CN=NetServices,CN=Services,CN=Configuration, domain
  4. Right-click the objects, and then click Delete.
  5. Exit the ADSI Edit MMC snap-in.
Verify that the DHCP server becomes authorized after active directory replication is complete.

More Information


For more information about the ADSI Edit tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site: