My company is needing to switch over from our current DHCP server to building out a new virtual machine Windows 2016/2019 DHCP server.
The question I have is, can I build the server and configure the service, without enabling it until we decide to make the cutover - aka leave it in an offline state and flip the switch when we're ready? Our existing DHCP is on our firewall appliance and I'm not sure how well the database will export/import into Windows DHCP service. So we're thinking this will be built from scratch.
I've stood up DHCP service before but never in an existing environment.