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Moving DNS and DHCP to Win 2003 server

How do I move the DNS and DHCP that reside on a DC Win 2002 server to a DC Win 2003 server?
The DHCP can be moved by using a tool called DHCPEXIM.exe. You can download this tool from the Microsoft Web site. The tool can also be found in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Sup 2 or Windows 2003 Resource kit. The general steps are below:
1) Install the DHCPEXIM on each server
2) Install DHCP on Windows 2003
3) Authorize DHCP on Windows 2003
4) Stop DHCP Server service on Windows 2003
5) Run DHCPEXIM on Windows 2000 (You must highlight all of the subnets). Check the box to disable the scopes after export
6) Stop the DHCP Server on Windows2000
7) Copy the file you created to Windows 2003
8) Start DHCP on Windows 2003
9) Run the DHCPEXIM on Windows 2003 selecting Import
10) Review the settings and reconcile if the DHCP MMC indicates it is needed.

For DNS,
1) Install DNS on Window 2003
2) Create a Secondary zone on Windows 2003 with the Windows 2000 server as the primary
3) Force Zone transfer and review the information
4) Convert the secondary zone to a primary zone on Windows 2003
5) Shut down DNS on Windows 2000
6) Change the Primary zone to AD integrated if desired.
This was first published in June 2004

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