I have a small environment running Windows 2008 R2 where the DHCP service on the domain controller fails every two weeks.
The most-visible error is
Event ID 1059 and the Event Viewer message is:
"The DHCP service failed to see a directory server for authorization."
The setup features two domain controller and the usual services and roles (file, print, Exchange). Restarting the service fails for a variety of reasons. I've had the following messages at different times:
- "Not enough storage is available to complete this operation".
- "Unable to determine the DHCP Server version for the Server 192.168.x.x"
- "The DHCP service has detected that it is running on a DC and has no credentials configured for use with Dynamic DNS registrations initiated by the DHCP service."
A reboot of the domain controller resolves the issue for ~2 weeks. The systems are virtualized and there are no network connectivity issues.
Any ideas as to what's happening here?
Edit - The solution seems to be to fix a misbehaving domain controller.