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Upgrade from AD 2003 to 2012 and reworking of structure and security

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Hello Experts,

Can anyone please summarize high level steps to upgrade the Active directory from Windows 2003 to 2012?

How to revoke structure and security? this is very important to know please

Can you please also provide me with a check list and task to be performed?

Any experiences on previous migrations that you can share with me?

Any links, blogs, case study that you can share?
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Question by:Jerry Seinfield
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by:Sandeshdubey
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Adding first Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller within Windows 2003/2008/2008R2 network:http://kpytko.pl/2012/09/07/adding-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller-within-windows-200320082008r2-network/

Note:Win 2012 DC does not support Exchange 2003.If you have exchange in evn see this:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623(v=exchg.141).aspx
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thanks what about high level steps to migrate AD structure from windows 2003 to Windows 2012

How to revoke structure and security? this is very important to know please
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How to revoke structure and security? can you elaborate the same
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by:Mike Kline
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The AskPFE team also has a good series of blogs on this


http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/07/29/upgrade-active-directory-to-windows-server-2012-phase-2-build-your-plan.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/09/03/introducing-the-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller.aspx?Redirected=true

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/11/17/3517139.aspx

By the way the adprep is done for you in the background with the first 2012 box but if you want to do it manually you still can (adprep is on the 2012 media)

Thanks

Mike
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It is, you can't migrate from server standard to server essentials. you can go from server essentials to standard:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj247582.aspx

In short you have to first have SBS 2003 (not server standard) to migrate to Essentials 2012. What you are trying to do is not possible to my knowledge. You will need to go from Server 2003 standard to 2012 standard.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx#BKMK_UpgradePaths

Guides:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx

and

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/09/03/introducing-the-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742437.aspx

Thanks.
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