Server 2012 Essentials Migration no option for migration mode
Posted on 2013-12-26
I am trying to deploy a new Dell PowerEdge server with 2012 Essentials to replace an existing white box server running Server 2003 SBS. I have run through the preparation on the SBS 2003 box, and am ready to install the 2012 Essentials OS on the new server. According to the migration guide in TechNet, After I choose to INSTALL the 2012 Essentials OS I should get a screen asking me if I want to do a CLEAN INSTALL or SERVER MIGRATION. I never get this screen. After I choose to INSTALL, it just begins installing the OS. After a few minutes and a few reboots, it's asking me to set a password for the local admin and run the 2012 setup, specifying the details for a new domain.