First move a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 as explained in thisÂ article.
Import the DHCP database
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Copy the exported DHCP database file to the local hard disk of the Windows Server 2008-based computer.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Install the DHCP Role on the server.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Stop the DHCP server service on the server.Â To do this, follow these steps:
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â Log on to the target DHCP server by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group.
b.Â Â Â Â Â ClickÂ Start, clickÂ Run, typeÂ cmd in theÂ Open box, and then clickÂ OK.
c.Â Â Â Â Â Â At the command prompt, typeÂ net stop DHCPserver , and then pressÂ ENTER. You receive aÂ “The Microsoft DHCP Server service is stopping. The Microsoft DHCP Server service was stopped successfully” message.
d.Â Â Â Â Â TypeÂ exit, and then pressÂ ENTER.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Delete the DHCP.mdb file under c:\windows\system32\DHCP folder.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Start the DHCP server service.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Right-click on the Command Prompt (cmd) and select run as administrator, to open thecmd prompt using elevated privileges.
Note You must have local administrator permissions to import the data.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Type the following Command:Â netsh
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Type the following Command:Â DHCP
9.Â Â Â Â Â Â Type the following Command:Â server <\\Name or IP Address>
10.Â Â Type the following Command:Â import c:\w2k3DHCPdb
11.Â Â Restart DHCP and verify the database has moved over properly.