DHCP scope not showing Authorize

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 2008 server that I have made a domain controller.  The FSMO roles still sit with a 2003 DC as does the DHCP scope.  I want to transfer the roles to the 2008 server and authorize the scope on the same server, however the authorize capability on the scope is not showing.  Do I need to make the 2008 DC the FSMO roles holder before I can authorize the scope?  I have DNS running on my 2008 DC and have changed all my static IP entries to point to that server so all that is left is the FSMO roles and DHCP.  Basically I want the 2008 DC to be my DHCP, DNS, WINS, AD server and put the 2003 DC out to pasture.  A former co-worker mentioned changing the static DNS first, then authorize the scope, then transfer the roles.  Any assistance would be appreciated.
Question by:hackman122
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    I think you are confusing the fact that you need to activate the scope, and authorise the server.
    It does not need to be an FSMO role holder to do this. You need to right click on the DHCP server - not a scope to authorise it.
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    It seems that you need to move dhcp role from Win2003 server to win2008 Server below is the link for the same.

    Regarding the FSMO role there is no connection with the dhcp.It seems you want win2008 Server to act as Primary DC .If this the case you need to transfer the FSMO role from win2003 to win2008 Server below is the link of the same.

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    My apologies on the tardiness.  Thank you for your assistance.

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