DHCP client service won’t start – access denied

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If you are unable to start the dhcp client service and receive an access denied message, it’s due to the network service account not having the permissions. Follow the below instructions to resolve:

1) Click start
2) Click run
3) Type regedit (please be careful when editing the registry – Always take a backup)
4) Navigate to \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp\Paramaters
5) Right click the parameters folder/key and click permissions
6) Check that the network service is visible and has full control permissions
7) If the network service account does not exisit, add and grant full control
8.) Start the dhcp client service

4 thoughts on “DHCP client service won’t start – access denied

  1. Tried several times, still, no juice. Im considering abandoanding computer, after all, i have reformatted Windows 7 more than 10 times!! And it still wont work :(. /cries/

  2. Hi Chris

    The dhcp client does not always start. In most cases you will find that it is set to manual and will start itself when required.

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