Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise, Standard or Foundation) to Windows Server 2016 Essentials

In our forums, there was a question for more documentation on migrating from Windows Server 2008 R2 Essentials to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. Initially, I had decided to write only about migrations from SBS or later successors to new server operating systems but here it is. This tutorial is also valid for migrations from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise 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 2008 R2 (Foundation) from your Active Directory.

This tutorial will help you to migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to a new server with a new Operating System. 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 cannot be crawled by search engines and is private.

Easy to use migration kit

Migration kit for migrating from one source (for example Windows Server 2008) 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 2012, 2016 or 2019. 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.

About www.server-essentials.com 

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