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If you have an Windows NT DHCP server with two network interfaces, one on asegment with DHCP clients and the other on a segment where you can receivethe same DHCP client packets that have been forwarded by a DHCP RelayAgent, the DHCP server may hand out addresses to the clients but fail torecord them in the database.
Network Traces will show that the client successfully receives a lease.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.