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  • Hi all,

    I have one client which has one Windows 2003 DHCP server;
    one clustered DHCP resource between two Windwos 2008 R2 nodeA and nodeB.
    Some same scopes created on both DHCP resource.  that means if the scope ia active
    on Windows 2003 DHCP, the same scope will be deactivated on Windows 2008 DHCP server.

    They need to get rid of Windows 2003 DHCP server.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/962355
    By following this article above. If I import c:\w2k3DHCPdb to Windows 2008 DHCP server,
    will scopes from windows 2003 merge to Windows 2008 DHCP server or just overwrite all scopes
    on Windows 2008 DHCP server? What about some same scopes exsit on both DHCP servers? also, reservations move over too?

    Thank you!

    • Edited by John JY Friday, March 25, 2016 3:55 PM
    Friday, March 25, 2016 3:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi John,

    Thanks for posting here.

    >> If I import c:\w2k3DHCPdb to Windows 2008 DHCP server,
    will scopes from windows 2003 merge to Windows 2008 DHCP server or just overwrite all scopes
    on Windows 2008 DHCP server? What about some same scopes exsit on both DHCP servers? also, reservations move over too?

    According to my understanding, your DHCP clients will continue to use the leases if they have not expired.

    The same scopes will be overwrite, the different scopes will be merged.

    The reservations are the same: same reservations will be overwrite, the different will be merged.

    So, i suggest you could backup these two DHCP scopes before modifying it, by using the DHCP export function.

    For more information, about migrating dhcp from 2003 to 2008, you could refer to link below:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7411.step-by-step-migration-dhcp-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2008-r2-with-windows-server-migration-tools.aspx

    Best regards,


    Andy_Pan

    • Proposed as answer by Hello_2018 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by John JY Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:52 PM
    Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:45 AM

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