Unable to contact a DHCP server. The Automatic Private IP Address %1 will be assigned to dial-in clients. Clients may be unable to access resources on the network.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 20169
Source: RemoteAccess
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: ROUTERLOG_AUTONET_ADDRESS
Message: Unable to contact a DHCP server. The Automatic Private IP Address %1 will be assigned to dial-in clients. Clients may be unable to access resources on the network.
   
Explanation

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) engine on the server side, cannot get IP addresses from the DHCP server and assign an automatic IP address to the clients. Since the client gets an automatic private IP address, it might not have access to all the resources on the network.

   
User Action

Do one or all of the following:

  • Determine whether the DHCP server is running.
  • Verify that the DHCP server can be contacted by the server running Routing and Remote Access.
  • Verify that the DHCP server is configured with enough IP addresses for all potential VPN clients.

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