I currently have a Linux server running ISC DHCPd and I'd like to eliminate this server and move to a Windows DHCP server. I'm wondering if there is an easy way to accomplish this or if someone could recommend some best practices?


The DNS servers in Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (R2) are capable of being configured textually using the netsh command. I'm not aware of any projects to parse the ISC DHCPd configuration file and output the equivalent netsh commands but it ought to be reasonably easy. (I see where some as written a REXX script to convert the other direction, but that's probably of limited utility to you.)

Some background on netsh should be able to get you started.

  • +1, I helped our Unix guy with going the other direction: MS DHCP to ISC DHCP. I needed to use netsh to export our config into a parseable form, and he ran that through a script he wrote to generate an ISC version. Worked pretty good. – sysadmin1138 May 20 '11 at 19:23

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