WINS and DHCP Preventive Maintenance
The DHCP service will not start without the database. %sytemroot%\System32\Dhcp. By default, the database is automatically backed up to the Backup\New directory,
which is located in the database directory.
Care of the Jet Databases
DHCP and WINS Jet databases can be sources of much grief for NT administrators. As DHCP and WINS databases grow, they become less efficient at servicing requests and more susceptible to corruption.
If a database becomes corrupted, the WINS or DHCP server simply stops servicing requests. You can usually find evidence of database corruption within NT's system event log, which you use Event Viewer to view.
When a crucial event log error suggests that your database is corrupted, your choices for recovery are limited and probably painful.
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