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Yashy
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Creating secondary DHCp server on PDC?

hi guys

We have a DHCP server sitting on a server. However, we are about to switch it off for a few hours whilst we do some work.

I'd like to either transfer that role or make a secondary DHCP server. The server I'd like to put that role on is our primary DC  and DNS server (it's the only one I can put it on)

How can I do that? Use server manager and as simple as that?

Thanks
Yash
Windows Server 2008DHCPDNS

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Matt V

8/22/2022 - Mon
motnahp00

Here's some Microsoft document regarding DHCP server role migration:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379483%28v=WS.10%29.aspx
Yashy

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that's great. Also, if I wanted to make a duplicate DHCP server? That possible?
Krzysztof Pytko

Do you have Windows Server 2008R2? If so, you can use Split scope wizard as it is written in my article at
http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/dhcp-split-scope-wizard/

in other case, you need to split scope(s) manually. Unfortunately there is not good to have 2 DHCP servers running in the environment (for troubleshooting process). However, you can create 2 DHCP servers and on each create scopes which will cover all clients (if IP addresses are available)

or, consider DHCP on cluster (but this is money waste ;) )

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Yashy

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thanks dude. I can't create a scope though. As i will be switching off the current DHCP server.

Can I not make our PDC a DHCp server also? and then switch off the current DHCp server off?
Yashy

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can I not install DHCP on the PDC. But then just before confirming the DHCP server, to uncheck the box where it says 'Activate This Scope'? That way, it won't allow that server's scope to be active. Then I switch off the current DHCP server. And then I activate the scope on the PDC?
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