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dhcp server

Posted on 2012-09-17
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Last Modified: 2012-10-07
If I setup a DHCP server but dont authorize it I wont have any chance of it causing a problem on my network , will I? I ask because I am doing a server refresh and I want to setup the new server on my network with the old servers data. If will have the same dhcp scopes as my old one so I want to make sure something like this is okay.
Question by:Thomas N
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You can set it up just dont start the service until everything is in place.
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Backup and restore DHCP server to have the same lease and scope
check this

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joe90kane earned 2000 total points
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Best to back up and transfer DHCP - Have a look at this http://www.petri.co.il/dhcp-server-migration-made-easy-windows-server-2008.htm

You can do all this without effecting the current DHCP setup. When you are ready just disable DHCP on the old server and enable it on the new.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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If your DHCP servers are 2008R2, you can configure split scope wizard on them, in other case you need to evaluate that manually. For more information about split scope wizard, please see an article on my blog at

For the rest options, guys gave you proper links to articles


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