Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DHCP Error while importing scope "Option 6"

While importing a DHCP scope from a Windows 2003 to 2008 server I encountered an error:

"Error while importing option "6"."

This is a reference to the scope options in DHCP.  Option 6 is the DNS server, option 15 is DNS Domain Name, etc.

To remedy this particular error delete the offending options form the DHCP's "Server Options" and then attempt the import again.

Export (2003/2008): netsch dhcp server export c:\[filename.txt] all
Import: netsch dhcp server import c:\[filename.txt] all

More details on the error can be found here:



Jared said...

Thank you so much for this! I practically pulled my hair out trying to find out why I was getting this error and an easy way to fix it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much. That helped me a lot.