Migrate DHCP servers on Widnows Server 2003
This is not ground breaking information, but someone may find it helpful. If you want to migrate a Microsoft DHCP database from one Windows 2003 server to another, you may be surprised to find that the backup/restore feature doesn’t work. I don’t know why this is included if it won’t work, but its there. If you want to successfully migrate DHCP to another server just do the following:
1. Authorize the new DHCP Server in AD through the DHCP MMC
2. From the command prompt on the old DHCP Server, run the following: “netsh dhcp server export C:dhcp.txt all”
3. Copy the resulting export file to the new DHCP Server
4. From the command prompt on the new DHCP Server, run the following: “netsh dhcp server import c:dhcp.txt all”
Refresh your MMC view to see the imported settings. You will notice that everything including leases are migrated over successfully. Verify your settings and thats it!