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

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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.


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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)

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