Sign up ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is it possible to enable some sort of debugging for dhcp client on Windows 7?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

Go to Event Viewer, Applications and Services Logs, Microsoft, Windows, Dhcp-Client, Microsoft-Windows-DHCP Client Events/Operational.

By default this trace log will be empty, because you need to enable it by clicking on “Enable log” on the right side.


share|improve this answer

Windows Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe) will capture events/error generated by the DHCP Client, here you'll be able to see when and if a address was requested (DHCPREQUEST) and what the reply from the server was (DHCPACK / DHCPNACK) (These events are in the system part of the Eventviewer utility)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.