Monday, March 30, 2015

Step-By-Step: Migration of DHCP from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012

PrerequisiteDownload Windows Server 2012If you plan on completing this Step-By-Step in a virtual lab, it is recommended to download the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 first.Beginning the export process on Windows Server 2003
  1. On the Windows 2003 DHCP server, navigate to a command prompt
  1. Type the following Command: netsh
  1. Type the following Command: DHCP
  1. Type the following Command: server \\Name or IP Address
  1. Type the following Command: export c:\w2k3DHCPdb all

  1. Note You must have local administrator permissions to export the data.

Importing the DHCP database on Windows Server 2012

  1. Copy the exported DHCP database file to the local hard disk of the Windows Server 2008-based computer.  
  1. From within Server Manager, select Add roles and features



  1. Select Role-based of featured-based installation and select Next.
On the Server Selection window, leave the default and select Next. When the Server Roles window opens, select DHCP. Select Add Features in the pop-up window, then select Next. Once the DHCP install has been completed, select DHCP located in the Server Manager dashboardRight click the designated DHCP server in the services pane, then select Stop.Delete the DHCP.mdb file under c:\windows\system32\DHCP folder.Return to DHCP located in the Server Manager dashboardRight click the designated DHCP server in the services pane, then select Start.Right-click on the bottom left hand side of the desktop screen to invoke the admin menu Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the cmd prompt using elevated privileges. Type the following Command: netshType the following Command: DHCPType the following Command: server \\Name or IP AddressType the following Command: import c:\w2k3DHCPdbClose the command prompt when completed.
  1. Return to DHCP located in the Server Manager dashboard.
  1. Right click the designated DHCP server in the services pane, then select Restart.
  1. Disable and remove DHCP from the Windows 2003 server.
Simply setup your scope options for your new Windows Server 2012 DHCP server and then Authorize it within your domain and the  migration is complete.Learn more support features Windows Server 2012 has to offer and have a chance in winning your own lab computer by participating in the free Microsoft offered Virtual Academy.  Complete two TechNet evaluations, and take the selected Microsoft Virtual Academy courses for your chance at a $5,000 grand prize or a chance towin an HP EliteBook Revolve and two chances to win 400 Microsoft Points. 
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