Error message when you try to export the DHCP server configuration by running the "netsh dhcp server export" command on a Windows Server 2003-based server: "An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2.
  • You run the netsh dhcp server export command to export DHCP configuration to a file. For example, you run the following command to export the DHCP configuration to a local text file:
    netsh dhcp server export c:\temp\dhcp.txt all
In this scenario, the command fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.
This command is typically used when you migrate the DHCP configuration from a Windows Server 2003-based server to a Windows Server 2008-based server. This issue makes the migration process fail.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because a mismatched data type is used when the Netsh.exe utility exports the DHCP server configuration.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2003

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x86-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dhcpmon.dll5.2.3790.4485386,04830-Mar-200915:09x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, IA-64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dhcpmon.dll5.2.3790.4485649,72830-Mar-200900:57IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wdhcpmon.dll5.2.3790.4485386,04830-Mar-200900:57x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dhcpmon.dll5.2.3790.4485475,13630-Mar-200901:05x64SP2Not Applicable
Wdhcpmon.dll5.2.3790.4485386,04830-Mar-200901:05x86SP2WOW

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
962355 How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 968185 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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