DHCP Server Migration: Appendix A


Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Migration tools

Migration tools are provided in Windows Server® 2012 R2. The tools for earlier versions of the Windows operating system are also available in Windows Server 2012 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 the Install Windows Server Migration Tools topic in Install, Use, and Remove Windows Server Migration Tools.

Installing and using Windows PowerShell with migration cmdlets

To access, download, and install migration tools (the migration toolkit), any role-specific tools, and Windows PowerShell, see Install, Use, and Remove Windows Server Migration Tools.

Known issues

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.

See also

Migrate DHCP Server to Windows Server 2012 R2

DHCP Server Migration: Preparing to Migrate

DHCP Server Migration: Migrating the DHCP Server Role

DHCP Server Migration: Verifying the Migration

DHCP Server Migration: Post-Migration Tasks