getting "Unable to determine the DHCP Server version for the Server" when importing 2003 dhcp scope

We had an issue with our 2003 dhcp server, I needed to do a vmware snapshot back to 5months ago and now I need to import the currect backed up dhcp scope.

But I get the message when importing "Unable to determine the DHCP Server version for the Server"

Any thoughts, I got 100's of users down.

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
is the dhcp service running?

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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
ok, now I get an error when importing runnign this:

netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcp.txt
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
is the dhcp server running?
what is the error with that command?
does the dhcp server show as authorized?  if not, unauthorize the server and authorize again
rdefinoAuthor Commented:
ok, so I'm back up. I didn't have the dhcp server running prior to the import. Also had to use netsh exec c:\xxx.txt to import.

Thanks for the help.

One question, I see alot of bad_addresses now in dhcp. I attached a screen shot.

Any thoughts?
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
look at the far right; it says it's already in use
you could have clients using that address where the lease hasn't expired yet from the previous issue
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