Move DHCP to another server

Hi Experts,

I've got a Windows Server 2012 and a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. I want to move DHCP from the 2012 to the R2 machine. What is an easy way to do this?

Can I just configure DHCP on the R2 machine, set the lease time to 1 hour on the old one, and just shut that one down after that?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you will probably want to export the config from the exisitng dhcp server and import it into the new server
Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
It is pretty much that simple.  Just configure the new DHCP server, turn off DHCP on the old server and remove all the leases from the old one.  When the systems connect they should renew to the new server
SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response. I'll try that first thing tomorrow!
SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that worked for me!
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