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Migrate DHCP form 2012 R2 to 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a single Windows 2012 R2 DHCP server and I wish to now use a new 2016 one. Is it as simple as:

    1. Use powershell export-dhcpserver on existing
    2. Shutdown existing
    3. ON new, use import-dhcpserver cmdlet
    4. Give it IP of old DHCP server
    5. Authorize and ensure DHCP bound to IP Address

    Will this keep all my settings and existing lease DB?

    Friday, October 12, 2018 8:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi!

    That looks correct yes, migrating a DHCP server is very straightforward.

    The Export-DHCP cmdlet will include the DHCP configuration, if you specify the -Leases parameter, the lease data is also exported in addition to configuration data.

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    • Edited by Leon Laude Friday, October 12, 2018 9:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by shocko Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:25 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2018 9:17 PM

All replies

  • Hi!

    That looks correct yes, migrating a DHCP server is very straightforward.

    The Export-DHCP cmdlet will include the DHCP configuration, if you specify the -Leases parameter, the lease data is also exported in addition to configuration data.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:


    • Edited by Leon Laude Friday, October 12, 2018 9:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by shocko Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:25 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2018 9:17 PM
  • Hi,

    If you are concerned about ip address conflicts, you can enable conflict detection on the DHCP server.

    Best regards,

    Travis


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    Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:21 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

    Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Travis


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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:22 AM
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