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Migrate from SBS 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Migrate from SBS 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

This is the first tutorial in our Migration Matrix. Because a migration from SBS 2011 to the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is the most asked for procedure this is the first to be published. As soon as Windows Server 2016 hits the streets we will have a migration tutorial for that also.

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 situtation. This tutorial will guide you from the start until everything has been migrated to the new server. Users, security groups, files, folders, shares and permissions are migrated so there is no loss of data nor 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 SBS from your Active Directory. Our migration method does not disrupt daily operations at all so you do not lose any productivity time in your company.

This tutorial will help most companies to migrate from SBS 2011 to a new server with a new Operating System. As a plugin we do also offer tutorials that migrate Exchange mail to either Office 365 or an on-premise Exchange Server. Those are all included in a subscription. You should read the procedure before you start and if there is anything not clear please use our special forum for subscribers to ask your questions. This forum can not be crawled by search engines and is private.

Easy to use migration kit

Migration kit for migrating from one source (for example SBS 2011) to a new Windows Server environment built on the latest technology. This kit is ideal if you want to perform the migration of your old server yourself. The kit contains everything to ultimately run your infrastructure on more modern operating systems like Windows Server 2016/2019, Exchange Server 2016/2019 or Office 365. Success guaranteed!

IT pro collection for IT consultants and engineers

The migration kit that you are currently viewing is part of the IT Pro Collection. The IT Pro Collections contain all migration kits that we have written. See here for an overview of all migration kits and manuals. If you perform multiple migrations for clients, you are an IT Consultant, the IT Pro Collections are the most obvious choice. Success guaranteed!

All our migration kits and IT Pro Collections are backed with awesome support. In our store, you can choose to purchase support as part of your initial purchase or you can get ad hoc support by creating a support ticket here. Don't want to do it yourself? Migration support is also available through consulting service, contact us.

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About www.server-essentials.com 

www.server-essentials.com is founded by Mariette Knap, a Dutch Microsoft MVP. www.server-essentials.com is a community for IT Consultants and Business Owners who, themselves, take care of the IT infrastructure and Employees who do that little extra in the company to keep things running. Our forum is for discussing all things ‘IT’ and more.  Our documentation is top notch and written by and for the community.

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