How to Backup and Restore DHCP in Windows Server 2008

 

In Windows Server 2008, backup of DHCP database and settings has gotten simpler. You may want to backup your DHCP server from time to time to prepare for disaster recovery scenarios or when migrating DHCP server role to a new hardware.

 

Backup DHCP Server

  1. Open Server Manager > DHCP role
  2. Right click server name, choose Backup..
  3. Choose a location for backup, click OK

 

Restore DHCP Server

  1. Open Server Manager > DHCP role
  2. Right Click server name, choose Restore
  3. Choose the location of the backup, click OK
  4. Restart the DHCP Service