We have a small two server (Dell Poweredge 1500 SCSIs) NSBS6.0 patched
to
SP2/NSS2b network and 6 workstations running NT SP6a. The first server
is
running as a file server with Groupwise 5.5, Backupexec 9.0 and also
provides DHCPSRVR 3.11d services for the workstatations, whilst the
second
server just has Bordermanager 3.6 and an ADSL connection out to the
internet.

From time to time we get an "Error: DHCPSRVR-3.1-0 Received an
unexpected
Decline packet identifying address <ipaddress> or this address failed
a ping
test." on the server console running DHCPSRVR.

The errors relate to the IP addresses 192.168.0.11 and 192.168.0.23 on
our
subnet and they are static rather than dynamic IP address assignments
for
the second server and also a print server located on the network.

Just wondering in order to stop the error messages on the console is
it
simply a matter of opening the DNS/DHCP Management Console>DHCP
Service
Tab>Select the subnet>Create>Enter the IP address e.g.
192.168.0.11>Choose
assignment type "Manual" for the IP address object>Enter MAC Address
of the
respective NIC. Exit the management console and then unload and
restart
DHCPSRVR at the server console?

Or is there a completely different procedure or something else that
needs
doing in order to get everything in order?

Many thanks in advance for any advice.