Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Couple of days ago I published the same migration document but then to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials). This was for user in our forums. Because of this I already had half of the migration document done that I need for a migration tutorial to Windows Server 2012 R2. All steps on the Windows Server 2008 R2 are the same, it does not matter if you migrate to 2012 or 2016. A lot less work but still about a day or two making all screenshots and testing if it is really all working.

This tutorial includes everything to complete a migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to a Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without the Essentials Experience installed as a role or as part of the 25 user version Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Every step has a screenshot and if there are Powershell scripts involved we will share them with you also.

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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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