Removing DHCP failover by force RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Microsoft community,

    I have an issue with removing DHCP failover

    when im trying to remove the failover it says:

    CheckStatus of the failover relationship.......... Failed

    Access is denied

    Delete failover relationship failed. Error 5. Access is denied.


    Now I was reading quite a few articles and I found this command:

    Remove-DhcpServerv4Failover -ComputerName <server name> -Name <name of the failover partnership> -force

    after executing this command will it or will it not delete my only scope?

    Do I need to backup my dhcp before executing this command?

    And can i do it in the middle of a work day without enterupting the work of others?

    Monday, July 8, 2019 8:09 AM


  • Hello,

    You should always backup before doing any changes, the Remove-DhcpServerv4Failover cmdlet should simply remove the failover configuration, and not any scopes.

    What failover method do you have configured?

    1. Hot standby mode
    2. Load sharing mode

    If it's hot standby mode you should be able to do it during a normal workday, if it's load sharing mode I would recommend doing it during a planned maintenance.

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    • Marked as answer by QmarkIT Monday, July 8, 2019 11:00 AM
    Monday, July 8, 2019 8:18 AM

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