Importing Windows DHCP data into Address Manager - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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To bring Windows DHCP data from a Windows server into Address Manager, you must perform an import operation.

Note: You must be logged in to Address Manager as an Administrator before you can import data from Managed Windows servers.
You need to complete several tasks before you can import DHCP data into Address Manager:
  • Add a DDW server to Address Manager.
  • Add the Managed Windows server to Address Manager (in Read-Only mode).
  • Create IPv4 parent blocks for every DHCP scope that you intend to import.

Parent IPv4 blocks must exist in Address Manager before you can import DHCP scopes from a Managed Windows server. If the parent block does not exist, Address Manager will not import the DHCP scope. If the parent block exists, Address Manager creates the network automatically as part the import process. For example, if you wanted to import a number of DHCP scopes in the address space (such as 192.168.0/24,, and, you would first create a parent block such as For complete details on creating IPv4 blocks, refer to Working with IPv4 blocks.

To import a DHCP configuration:

Note: The import process does not include DHCP leases. These are sent to Address Manager as part of the notification process. After the initial import from a Windows DHCP server, all existing leases are sent to Address Manager during the first notification.
  1. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the Servers tab again to ensure you are working with the Configuration information page.
  2. Under Servers, click a Managed Windows server. The server’s Details tab opens.
  3. Click the server name, then select Import. The Import Configuration Details page opens.
  4. Under General, select the Import DHCP configuration check box.
  5. Click Import. The server’s Details tab opens.