need to export dhcp database from win 2000 server to either win2003 or win2008
Posted on 2010-01-07
Hello all and thank as always for your time and expertise.
I've been handed a bldg that has some old servers. DHCP for example is running on a windows 2000 advanced server and this server has one foot in the grave.
I want to export the dhcp database from this win2000 server (there are many reservations, etc that I can't loose) to either a win2008 server, if possible or a win2003 server. I have a new windows 2008 server waiting to be configured.
the win2008 server I believe is enterprise and is x64. I guess my question in a nutshell is can I export the database to a win2008 server and if yes - how do I do it. I know with 2003 the process involved a simple text file. I just don't want to screw this up. And if this is a problem, I can use 2003.
additionally, I could use hyper v and create a vm for this new dhcp server. this is a huge bldg so please let me know what you would recommend as specs or should the server just be a standalone. Thanks. The help is much appreciated.