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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)

At the time of writing the final version of Windows Server 2016 Essentials is not yet available but we use a Technology Preview to get an idea how this migration is done. If the final version of Windows Server 2016 differs a lot from this Technology Preview we will rewrite this ...

How to migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

How to migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

At the time of writing the final version of Windows Server 2016 Essentials is not yet available but we use Technology Preview to get an idea how this migration is done. If the final version of Windows Server 2016 differs a lot from this Technology Preview we will rewrite this ...

When installing a replica domain controller I get ‘Could not retrieve domain controllers. External component has thrown an exception’

When installing a replica domain controller I get ‘Could not retrieve domain controllers. External component has thrown an exception’

But then you get this error ‘Could not retrieve domain controllers. External component has thrown an exception’ If this happens to you the first time I can imagine you have absolutely no idea what to do with this error but the solution is easy. Upgrade the Forest Functional level to ...

How to migrate from SBS 2003 R2 Premium to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

How to migrate from SBS 2003 R2 Premium to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials)

If you are using file encryption (EFS) on your old SBS 2003/2008/2011 (see Help Secure your Business Information using Encrypting File System | The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog) you must hold your migration and contact us. We will help you with a plan to migrate the ...

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