Solved

Migration Windows 2012 Essential

Posted on 2014-09-18
4
154 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-18
Present Environment: Single Windows 2008 SP1 Standard Server, AD, DC, DNS, DHCP, 7 users

A have a new Windows 2012 Essential server for migration

When I start the Windows 2012 Essential it automatically asks me if I want a "New Installation" or a "Migration". No way to continue and to just start Windows 2012 Essential manually and migrate later

I do want to migrate but I want to do it manually and next week (ADPREP, DCPROMO, transfert 5 FMSO Roles, ect...)

Is there a way to start the Essential server manually and migrate later whithin the 21 days allowed ?
0
Comment
Question by:gadsad
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 40330049
No. Essentials licensing requires that it be a DC and hold the FSMO roles. Since that is a requirement, if you don't choose to migrate during setup, it'll make itself a DC during initial setup. Once that is done there is no way to go back and make it a replica DC in another domain. It's a one-shot deal.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gadsad
ID: 40330069
I do want to migrate but not now (next week)
Meantime I want to start the essential server as a standalone server, just for testing OK with hardware, ect...
No way to do that ?

THanks
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 40330075
As I said. No.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gadsad
ID: 40330085
thank you
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The article will show you how you can maintain a simple logfile of all Startup and Shutdown events on Windows servers and desktops with PowerShell. The script can be easily adapted into doing more like gracefully silencing/updating your monitoring s…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question