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DHCP Server Migration: Appendix A

Updated: April 29, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Migration tools are provided in Windows Server 2008 R2. The tools for earlier versions of the Windows operating system are also available in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Follow these steps to access the tools on the destination server:

  1. Open Server Manager.

  2. Click Action, and then select Add Features. The Add Features Wizard opens.

  3. On the Select Features page, from the Features list, select Windows Server Migration Tools, and then click Next.

  4. Complete the steps in the wizard, and then click Close.

The previous steps do not work for Server Core installations. To install the migration tools on a Server Core installation, see Windows Server Migration Tools Installation, Access, and Removal (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=134763).

To access, download, and install migration tools (the migration toolkit), any role-specific tools, and Windows PowerShell, see Windows Server Migration Tools Installation, Access, and Removal (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=134763).

If the DHCP installation on the source server has a database path that varies from the default, before you perform the import, provide the destination server with a volume with the same drive letter on which the DHCP server database exists on the source server. For example, if the DHCP server database on the source server is located on D:\, then the destination server should have a volume with the driver letter D.

If you cannot match the volume on the destination server that has the same driver letter as that shown for the source DHCP server database, then the DHCP database path on the source server must be changed back to the default path (%systemroot%\system32\dhcp) before you start the migration.

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