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Windows Server 2012: New cool DHCP feature !

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/1111/2012

With the release of WS2012 there are many new features included and discussed. One I find personally great is DHCP Failover !

If you’re planning WS2012 DHCP servers, you should most certainly look into this feature and use it…

Ensuring High Availability of DHCP using Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover

Step-by-Step: Scoping out the NEW DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2012 – 31 Days of Favorite Features ( Part 28 of 31 )


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Migration DHCP Server from 2003 to 2008 or 2008 R2

Posted by bartvdw on 2929/0505/2012

Based on the Microsoft Windows DHCP Team Blog a migration of DHCP Server from 2003 to 2008 (or 2008 R2) is quiet easy actually.

On 2003:

  • netsh dhcp server export c:\dhcpdatabase.dat all
  • if DHCP Server hasn’t been unauthorized automatically, unauthorize DHCP Server

On 2008 (and 2008 R2):

  • copy the dhcpdatabase.dat to the local disk
  • netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcpdatabase.dat all
  • authorize DHCP Server

When all is done with success, you can uninstall DHCP Server from the 2003 server. Make sure that if you have firewall(s) or other devices relaying towards the DHCP Server to adapt their configuration and if applicable firewall access rules.

Location of log files: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp

Migration of DHCP Server from Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008

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