How to Backup and Restore DHCP Database

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Can someone please tell me how I would go about backing up a DHCP database on a Windows 2000 Server, stopping the service on that server and then restoring it to a new Windows 2003 Server and activating it.

I would appreciate any advice from the experts.

Question by:MarionTaylor
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    This is a step-by-step explanation of how to do it:

    How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003

    - Stop Win2000 DHCP Server
    - Jetpack the database
    - Use DHCP Export Import tool
    - Install and start Win2003 DHCP server
    - netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcpdatabase.txt all
    - Authorize Win2003 DHCP server.

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    Thanks Rant32.


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