Event ID 1023 — 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 Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1023
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Version: 6.0
Message: 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.


Take no action

The DHCP service restarts automatically when the conversion is complete.


Confirm that the server starts successfully and without errors.

DHCP Database Migration

DHCP Infrastructure