DHCP Database Migration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Database migration allows you to migrate or convert previous versions of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database to the Windows Server 2008 operating system.


Event ID Source Message



The DHCP service could not use the database. If this service was started for the first time after the upgrade from NT 3.51 or earlier, you need to run the utility, upg351db.exe, on the DHCP database to convert it to the new JET database format. Restart the DHCP service after you have upgraded the database.



The DHCP service will now terminate because the existing database needs conversion to Windows 2000 format. The conversion via the jetconv process, has initiated. Do not reboot or stop the jetconv process. The conversion may take up to 10 minutes depending on the size of the database. Terminate DHCP now by clicking OK. This is required for the database conversion to succeed. NOTE: The DHCP service will be restarted automatically when the conversion is completed. To check conversion status, look at the Application event log for the jetconv process.



The DHCP Server service was unable to convert the temporary database to ESE format:

DHCP Database

DHCP Infrastructure