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    dhcp??

    Just thought it a bit odd in step 2c that the dhcp database is in a microsoft access database format aka *.mdb

    Why not SQL or something a bit more robust ?

    Maybe Im asking a completely daft question.

    Was just curious

    From another post btw which someone suggested this link :

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325473

    Regarding restoration of dhcp obviously
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    I suppose because the database isn't that big, even if you had thousands of clients.

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    Windows server has used JET as it's storage engine for DHCP and WINS since NT.

    I'm unsure if this changes in W2k8 Server.

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    Well it seems to work without any issues so I should think it doesn't need to be changed.

    Exchange could do with some work though

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    Small well managed jet/access databases are reliable, fast and don't corrupt often so i suspect MS don't want to mess. It's the same in 2008 server they don't seem to of moved it to the renamed Windows internal Db.



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