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Moving WINS and DHCP to another server

By aduran ·
Does anyone know the steps to move the WINS service and the DHCP service from one server to another. I am retiring the server that these services are on and need some help moving them.

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Moving WINS and DHCP to a ...

For DHCP, check out the following link...

http://tinyurl.com/lm00

This will give you detailed information on how to move a DHCP database.

For WINS, install WINS on your new server, set it to replicate with your old WINS seerver. Change your clients (using DHCP) to point to the new WINS server. Then just shut off the WINS service on the old server.

BTW: I am assuming that you are running a Windows server. If your are running another OS, then the above will not be correct.

Best of luck

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by TechKid In reply to Moving WINS and DHCP to a ...

There shouldn't be any real drawbacks to just take the old server down and put the new pre-configured server in place. We do this all the time. You just have to enter all your statics into the WINS server, change the scope options accordingly, etc. However, one caveat, DHCP can be tricky because the client machines (especially NT) don't always renew their IP upon boot or if the machines are currently up and running while the switch is made the machines can lose their IP and are not smart enough to renew on "the fly". XP is pretty good about renewing on the fly though. My experience is that a week before you do the migration, it's best to set the DHCP lease expiration option on the old server to a very short period, like 4 hours or something. Then at night when everyone leaves you can turn off the old DHCP server and turn on the new DHCP server. In the morning when everyone turns on their machine, the old DHCP lease will have expired and the machines will be forced to renew to the new DHCP server.

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