How to: Export the Contents of a DHCP Database Into a Text File

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This article explains how to export the contents of a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database to a text file.


To export the contents of a DHCP database to a text file, you can use the Dhcpcmd.exe utility that is included with Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit Supplement 3.

To use this utility, using an account that has administrative privileges on the DHCP server, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
dhcpcmd IPAddress enumclients ScopeNetAddress -option > textfile.txt

  • IPAddress is the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the DHCP server.
  • ScopeNetAddress is the network address of the DHCP scope.
  • option is either v or h. The v option lists detailed lease information; the h option lists lease information with hardware information.
  • textfile.txt is the name of the destination text file.
For example, to export the contents to a text file named 'export.txt', type:
dhcpcmd enumclients -h >export.txt
You can then import the text file in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Access for ease of use.


Article ID: 245126 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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