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DHCP and Network printers migration

By ayg551 ·
I need to migrate DHCP and network printers from a NT4 server to a WIN2000 Server. What is the best way to do this and are there tools available to do this?

Thank you!

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by curlergirl In reply to DHCP and Network printers ...

As long as both servers are on the same domain there's really no "migration" necessary. Simply install and configure DHCP on the Win2000 server, and set up your scope and options, etc. When you're ready for the new server to take over, stop the DHCP service on the old server and start it on the new server. As workstations are restarted and/or try to renew their leases, they will be able to find the new DHCP server. You may want to do the switchover at the end of the day or over a weekend so that all or most of your workstations are likely to be restarted.

As for printers, after setting up the appropriate ports and drivers on the new server, and sharing the printers, you will need to migrate the workstation to use the new printers. This can be done through regedits and batch files, but how this is done will depend on what OS's your workstations are running.

Hope this helps!

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