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Exporting DHCP Settings from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

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I have a Windows 2003 DHCP server running on a DC that will be decommissioned.  I was told I could export the DHCP settings out via NETSH and I have but before I try to import it into the new Windows 2008 R2 server I wanted to know if it will bring over ALL of the Scope and Server Options.

What are the steps I need to take?
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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It should but I haven't done that scenario in a while, you can quickly test with a few VMs.  Did you see this article

http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2008/06/27/steps-to-move-a-dhcp-database-from-a-windows-server-2003-or-2008-to-another-windows-server-2008-machine.aspx

2012 has a lot of cool new DHCP features...when you get there.

Thanks

Mike
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the handsdown easiest way to migrate dhcp databases is to,.. literally copy the dhcp .db file(s) from your server and just dump them on the new one

C:\Windows\System32\dhcp

just copy everything except text files to the new server
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