troubleshooting Question

DHCP Reservations - Migrating to a new Server

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Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2008DHCP
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OK - as far as I can tell this will have to be done manually, but hey, why not ask?

So I currently have an aging DHCP server that's running Windows Server 2003 (also a DC).  I have a new 2008 box that's taking over for the 2003 as my DHCP and my DC FSMO master. In my current DHCP server, we have a good 50+ reservations.  These will be a pain to manually recreate.  

So I did an export of my reservations hoping there was an ability to import into my new server.  Doesn't seem to be the case (the export doesn't even hold all the reservation info, just the IP and host name.  No MAC!)

Also, I'll need to be able to edit the reservation list, as with the DHCP switchover I am also re-creating my DHCP scheme to work with my new VLAN setups.  Previously we have a DHCP scope of, creating an ugly huge, subnet with way too many users on it.  I've been logically breaking this up and moving users over to the new DHCP server by assigning them a VLAN.   Those with reservations are going to be tricky as I have to use subnets that aren't in my current subnet..

Probably more info than needed for a posts who's replies will be "Can't do it!"

Cheers JJ
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