Having just performed an in-place upgrade from Server 2008R2 to 2012R2 on two of our DHCP servers, I noticed the following two errors in Server Manager once the upgrade was complete:

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When Clicking on the Services link I was presented with the information that Net.Tcp Listener Adapter and the Net.Pipe Listener Adapter services could not be started.

When I checked the services it could clearly be seen that they were set to automatic but had not started. Manually trying to start the services would not work either.

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The solution was in two parts. The first was to fully patch the server – on checking I found the server had 41 updates required.

Once I had patched and restarted the server, I only had one error in Server Manager:

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The only error now was showing that the Net.Tcp Listener Adapter service was in a stopped status:

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When I tried to start it manually I received the following error:

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I checked the Event log and found the following information:

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Cool – now we’re getting somewhere.. I needed to start the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service. When I checked, it was indeed disabled. I set it to automatic:

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Once that was done, I attempted to start the Net.Tcp Listener Adapter service again:

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Success!

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