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    Migrate Linux DHCP to Windows

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    by hiten.kacha ·

    Hi guys,

    Just signed up hope some of you maybe able to help give me tips pointers etc.

    Just started a new job and they use a Linux Debian DHCP and DNS. I ahve been asked to investigate migrating this to Windows 2003 Server

    Im a bit stuck as iv never used Linux

    anyone out there that could give me some tips or direct me to some links

    Thanks

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    • #2635553

      Clarifications

      by hiten.kacha ·

      In reply to Migrate Linux DHCP to Windows

      Clarifications

    • #2635544

      Just DHCP & DNS

      by absolutely ·

      In reply to Migrate Linux DHCP to Windows

      /usr/share/doc is the place to start for information about the packages installed on your system. The DHCP documentation is in relatively obvious folders like ‘dhcdbd’, ‘dhcp-server’ or ‘dhcp3-server’, etc. The DNS package (like a Windows ‘application’) is called ‘bind’ — Berkeley Internet Name Daemon.

      hths

      • #2635536

        dhcp dns

        by hiten.kacha ·

        In reply to Just DHCP & DNS

        Thanks for the help.

        do you know any articals that might be able to give me a tutorial or anything. Iv searched google but nothing came up.

        is it a difficult procedure or not?

        • #2635995

          Pretty simple in Debian. Is that what you’re asking?

          by absolutely ·

          In reply to dhcp dns

          I haven’t used Windows Server 2003, but I imagine it’s point & click, because it’s Windows.

          If you want a tutorial for setting up DHCP & DNS in Windows Server 2003, all I can recommend is to visit http://www.microsoft.com & browse the technical section of your local bookstore. But, I do use Debian, so if you have a specific question about that I’ll tell you where to go for what information. So far, your questions are a bit vague.

        • #2635938

          DHCP DNS

          by hiten.kacha ·

          In reply to Pretty simple in Debian. Is that what you’re asking?

          Hi,
          Well we currently use debian for our DHCP server and want to get rid of this and use a windows 2003 server. Is there anything that needs to be done on the debian server. do i need to export lists etc. or is it a matter of just configuring windows DHCP and switching off the debian server

        • #2635890

          I see: maybe.

          by absolutely ·

          In reply to DHCP DNS

          It sounds like the previous network admin left in a hurry, and didn’t train his/her replacement. Something like that? OK, well, at this point, all I can really tell you is what I already have: the programs (‘packages’ in Linux-ese) that you need to understand are dhcp3-server and bind. You should read the documentation enough to know which configuration files you need to open & read. I could do you a disservice, and just tell you the file names, but then I’d probably forget some minor detail that would get you fired next week, or your company hacked & its accounts emptied.

          And, like I said, I don’t know Windows Server at all, so I can’t tell you a thing about that.

        • #2635875

          dns dhcp

          by hiten.kacha ·

          In reply to I see: maybe.

          the files which is have located are DCHP.Lease

          and a file under the Bind folder which is in the format of db.domain name

          i think they are the files i need.

        • #2619045

          No, for DHCP it’s dhcpd.conf

          by absolutely ·

          In reply to dns dhcp

          I don’t recall the file name for DNS. Please read the documentation for bind in /usr/share/doc/bind (or bind9, etc.)

    • #2565567

      How did you get on?

      by dr_nick00 ·

      In reply to Migrate Linux DHCP to Windows

      Hi Hiten, How did you get on with this? I know ‘absolutely’ posts were rubbish, but did you manage the migration? We are now about to do the same thing. Any pointers on importing the current scope details into 2003 would be appreciated.

    • #2567280

      Step by step..Read more here..

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Migrate Linux DHCP to Windows

      http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5084484.html

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

      • #2567008

        What about DHCP?

        by dr_nick00 ·

        In reply to Step by step..Read more here..

        Hi Peconet, Thanks for that post, it’s going to be useful for the DNS part of things. What about something for migrating the DHCP side of things from Unix to 2003? The scope settings and ip addresses that are currently assigned?

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