Migrating the existing DHCP configuration and database allows you to switch seamlessly DHCP servers. All DHCP scopes, scope options, reservations, active leases are transferred transparently from clients’ perspective.
One of the approaches for DHCP migration is to export/import DHCP database with the netsh dhcp server command. This might seem an easy and straight forward approach, but in reality you might experience problems (like importing leases, reservations etc).
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, you will see another approach – using Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Tools to move an existing DHCP server configuration and database to Windows Server 2008 R2. The source DHCP server in our demo is running Windows Server 2003 R2. The destination/new DHCP server is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
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