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i have a windows 2003 server that i use as my dhcp server. i am de-commissioning this server so i setup a new windows 2003 server that will become the new dhcp server. is there a way to copy over the dhcp info from the old server to the new.
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Hi Jeff,
log in as the administrator on your old 2k3 server and from the cmd prompt, type " netsh dhcp server export c:\dhcplist.txt all "
this will export a txt file called dhcplist.txt to the c: drive, copy this to the new 2k3 server c: drive and from the cmd prompt type " netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcplist.txt all "
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You can use the netsh tool to export your current DHCP database to a txt file:

netsh dhcp server export C:\dhcp.txt all.

Then import that file using netsh into the new DHCP database.
netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcpdatabase.txt all,

You can view detailed instructions in the following MS Knowledge Base article.

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B325473&x=13&y=11

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thanks for the help. it worked like a charm
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