Export DHCP from Server 2003 to 2008
Posted on 2014-02-03
Hi Guys, i have so many of these to do over the next few weeks so im trying to automate as much as possible. Essentially im looking to build a script with some variables where server name is. Ive built some nice scripts with the help of some of the guys on here, but this is different and may not be possible. is there a way to run netsh through powershell other that start-process cmd?
Export the DHCP database from Windows 2003:
1. On the Windows 2003 DHCP server, navigate to a command prompt
2. Type the following Command: netsh
3. Type the following Command: DHCP
4. Type the following Command: server <\\Name or IP Address>
5. Type the following Command: export c:\w2k3DHCPdb all
Note You must have local administrator permissions to export the data.
Import the DHCP database
1. Copy the exported DHCP database file to the local hard disk of the Windows Server 2008-based computer.
2. Install the DHCP Role on the server.
3. Stop the DHCP server service on the server. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Log on to the target DHCP server by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group.
b. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
c. At the command prompt, type net stop DHCPserver , and then press ENTER. You receive a "The Microsoft DHCP Server service is stopping. The Microsoft DHCP Server service was stopped successfully" message.
d. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
4. Delete the DHCP.mdb file under c:\windows\system32\DHCP folder.
5. Start the DHCP server service.
6. Right-click on the Command Prompt (cmd) and select run as administrator, to open the cmd prompt using elevated privileges.