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Migration of DHCP from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012

Migration from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 has been deemed troublesome by few as the netsh DHCP command-line was replaced in Windows Server 2012 by PowerShell. The process however is actually quite easy and can be completed in a few steps.

In Windows 2003

1. Open command prompt vlcsnap-2013-05-17-21h54m54s54

2. Type in: netsh

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3. Then type in: DHCP

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4. add the server you will be gathering the DHCP information from.

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5. type in “export c:\w2k3DHCPdb all” command

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In Windows 2012

1. Make sure you installed DHCP role first then open up your command prompt

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2. type in: netsh then dhcp

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3. at the dhcp command prompt type in the server you want to export the database into “server \\bj-2013”

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4. type in import “and the location of the db file you exported from your Server 2003 machine

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5. Done, make sure you look over your DHCP server and everything is moved over correctly. 🙂

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1 Comment on Migration of DHCP from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012

  1. Good post

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