moving dhcp server

Hi, planning to move our dhcp server which is an old 2003 server domain controller to a new 2012 server.  I installed the dhcp role on 2012 server but for some reason when i went to configure the server settings for it, the ip address comes up as 169.x.x.x which i assume is the autoconfigured address not the correct internal network ip address which should be 10.10.1.x.  Any ideas?  thanks
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Don ThomsonCommented:
Couple of questions:

1. Did you isolate the new 2012 server from the mail network and try a single machine to see if it gave you an IP?

2. Is the DHCP Service itself running?
dankyle67Author Commented:
I guess you meant main network correct?  The 2012 server has been running and integrated into the domain as a domain controller for several months now.  I already configured it back then as dns active directory integrated and it has been replicating with the 2003 server without a problem.  I only installed the dhcp role today but have not enabled it yet as i plan on doing this once i temporarily shut down the 2003 server.  There are only 12 pcs in the office so should not be too tricky but what i'm stuck on currently as i mentioned is the fact that the dhcp on the 2012 server is coming up with that 169.x.x.x address instead of the internal 10.x.x.x
Don ThomsonCommented:
You can easily test the DHCP function on the new server by first disabling it on the 2003 server then start it on the new server.  Then release and renew the IP on a test machine that you know can ping the new server.

Disabling the old servers DHCP  will only affect a user that is restarting their machine.

Check ti make sure that you router is also not configured as a DHCP Server.

Also check and make sure that none of the workstations are configured as a static IP.

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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
If you are planning to make this your dhcp server and drop the 2003 box eventually  it should have a static address anyway.  Give it a static address and retest.  Does the other dhcp server have a static address or is it getting its addresses from the router?
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