We currently have a 2008R2 Server Core VM with all data on D: and E:. We'd like to migrate (not upgrade) to a 2012R2 file server. There's 2 ways I see this going:
1. Take a snapshot of VM; clean install 2012R2 and import shares as in https://support.microsoft.com/kb/125996
; remove snapshot if successful.
2. Make a new VM and copy all data.
We have about 200 users, so obviously all file level permissions also need to be retained. Can anyone recommend a guide or some firsthand tips? I see MS has a File Server Migration Toolkit, but it doesn't appear to be updated for 2012R2. We are NOT using DFS, and I don't see much reason to start now given our environment is so small.