Issue with DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6 method of the Microsoft DHCP management API (DHCPM) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm trying to enumerate the IPv6 leases on a Microsoft DHCP server using the DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6 method.

    I have correctly gotten the subnet addresses using the method DhcpEnumSubnetsV6 and then passed them into other methods such as DhcpGetAllOptionValuesV6 so I don't see why DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6  is returning an error

    Win32 error 2 - "The system cannot find the file specified".

    This would suggest that the subnet doesn't exist (but it does because the other methods are happy).

    I can't see why the SubnetAddress property for this method would be different to those. Help!

    /// <summary>

    /// The DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6 function returns an enumerated list of clients with served IP addresses in the specified subnet.

    /// </summary>

    /// <remarks></remarks>

    [DllImport("dhcpsapi.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]

    protected static extern uint DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6(

        String ServerIpAddress,

        DHCP_IPV6_ADDRESS SubnetAddress,

        ref uint ResumeHandle,

        uint PreferredMaximum,

        out IntPtr ClientInfo,

        ref uint ClientsRead,

        ref uint ClientsTotal


    private void GetLeases()


        uint ResumeHandle = 0;

        uint ClientsRead = 0;

        uint ClientsTotal = 0;

        IntPtr ClientInfoPointer = IntPtr.Zero;

        DHCP_IPV6_ADDRESS SubnetAddress = new DHCP_IPV6_ADDRESS();

        SubnetAddress.HighOrderBits = 2308098004483047424;             //  <- I got this from DhcpEnumSubnetsV6 so should be good!

        SubnetAddress.LowOrderBits = 0;

        uint ReturnValue = DhcpEnumSubnetClientsV6("demo-dhcp-2k8", SubnetAddress, ref ResumeHandle, uint.MaxValue, out ClientInfoPointer,    ref ClientsRead, ref ClientsTotal);

        if (ReturnValue != 259) throw new Win32Exception(Convert.ToInt32(ReturnValue));


    /// <summary>

    /// The DHCP_IPV6_ADDRESS structure contains an IPv6 address. As this is a 128bit address this is split into two ulong (64bit) address parts.

    /// </summary>

    /// <remarks></remarks>


    public struct DHCP_IPV6_ADDRESS


        /// <summary>

        /// A value containing the higher 64 bits of the IPv6 address.

        /// </summary>

        public ulong HighOrderBits;

        /// <summary>

        /// A value containing the lower 64 bits of the IPv6 address.

        /// </summary>

        public ulong LowOrderBits;




    David Homer

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:02 AM


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