Replace DHCP Server

I currently have a win2003 DHCP server with a scope and many hundred address leases, this DHCP server is being removed for a win2008 that I will manually replicate the scope details onto. Do I need to worry about saving\exporting (?)  the 2003 leases or will the clients simply re-request a new DHCP address?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
The clients will request a new IP address there is no reason to migrate your DHCP unless you want to keep reseverations and configurations.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
If you are manually recreating the scope and other settings on the new server then no you do not need to export the leases. What I would reccomend doing though is when you are ready to do the move set the lease duration to a low value maybe a few hours or less. Then you can deactivate the old scope and activate the new one. The clients will attempt to get a lease from the old server but wont be able to so they should default over to the new server.
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