Migrating dhcp server and keeping same configs

Question about rebuilding a dhcp server to place in use. Need to know if I am exporting and important correctly with no down time . Log in 2012 dhcp server click on export save it anywhere on the desktop or share drive . Log into new dhcp server and click import and authorize the new server and have network guy change the dhcp helper to the new dhcp server and shut down the old dhcp server . Please give your opinion
tkgj11Sr. System EngineerAsked:
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Sounds like you have it.  One of the many reasons I prefer to use the server for DHCP is the ease in which you can export and import the settings and current state.
tkgj11Sr. System EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Just clarifying before I implement actions.
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
any difference between the two Windows versions? if they are the same, you may use import and export. if they are difference, i would recommend manual reconfiguration especially when the DHCP settings are for one scope and with standard DHCP options.

actually, i always recommend manual reconfiguration for best compatibility, especially for a few scopes. this way you can make sure database is consistent with no downtime.

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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
You can use the Netsh Dhcp commands to export Scopes to a text file, you can modify the file (e.g. change server names) and import using Powershell commands.

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