Create in DHCP server option 060 for PXE


When you create a WDS server out of your DHCP server the server option 60 in dhcp for PXE do not exists. To make it do the following steps:


Open a command prompt with elevated privileges and writte:

NETHSH>server \\NameOfDHCPServer
NETHSH>add optiondef 60 PXEClient String 0 comment=”Option added for PXE Support”
NETHSH>set optionvalue 60 STRING PXEClient
NETHSH>show optionvalue all

next step in my case is add 066 option to say whicc is the WDS server.

I hope it help you!



Steps to migrate DHCP from 2003 to 2008 R2

Hi all!

I´m going to migrate a DHCP 2003 x86 to 2008 R2 and these are the steps to do:

Export db on 2003:

  • Netsh dhcp server export c:\dhcpdb.dat all
  • Unauthorize DHCP

Import db on 2008 R2:

  • Copy the dhcpdb.dat file to a local disk
  • Netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcpdb.dat all
  • Authorize DHCP

If you are moving dhcp on servers with diferents languages, when you import the db you will obtain an error (Error while importing class “Default BOOTP Class”. This class conflicts with the existing class “Default BOOTP Class”). You can find the solution here: