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How to migrate Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

How to migrate Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

Click to discuss this tutorial in the forumsMigrating from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to Windows Server 2016 Essentials is basically the same procedure as migrating from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter to Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter. The difference can be found in the fact that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Essentials both force you to install the Essentials Experience both during installation.

This migration tutorial follows the method endorsed by Microsoft to migrate a domain controller or upgrade a domain controller. This guide is tailored to do a migration from Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials).

Every step in this tutorials has a screenshot and if any Powershell is involved we have made it easy for you to copy it to your own situation. This tutorial will guide you from the start until everything has been migrated to the new server. And at the end of the procedure, we will show you how you can safely remove the old Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 from your Active Directory.

Role or data Is migrated in this tutorial
Active Directory Domain Services
DNS
DHCP
Folders, folders and shares
Users
Security and/or permissions
Profiles

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Our migration guides will show you how to migrate from SBS 2003/2008/2011 to Windows Server 2016 with Office 365 or an on-premise Exchange Server 2016 or 2013.  In our migration guides, we explain how you migrate the Domain Controller, AD, DNS, DHCP, files, folders, users, security groups, shares, permissions and Exchange Server data so there is no loss of data or do you need to recreate profiles or users. And at the end of the procedure, we will show you how you can safely remove the old server from your Active Directory.

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