ADFS 2.0 upgrade/migration ADFS 3.0

Hi All

I'm hoping someone here can help me. We currently have ADFS 2.0 in place running in a NTLM cluster. We are using our ADFS environment in a hybrid environment for office 365 and various other cloud services  but I'm now looking at the possibility of upgrading to ADFS 3.0.

My current environment is setup as follows.
2x ADFS proxy servers configured with NTLM
2x ADFS server configured with NTLM
1x Dirsync server

The questions I have are:
1. It there a upgrade or migration option from ADFS 2.0 to ADFS 3.0?
2. If no upgrade/migration is it possible to install an ADFS 3.0 environment in the same local domain?

Many thanks in advance
TazzEEAsked:
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RSayadiCommented:
During the years I have learned to do a fresh install for these kind of migrations.
Note:
ADFS 2.0 = W2K8R2
ADFS 2.1 = W2K12
ADFS 3.0 = W2k12R2

In ADFS 3.0 there are a lot of changes. E.g. The proxy servers are replaced by WAP servers which have ADFS Proxy capability. But can do a lot more than that. Also there is no Stand alone installation possible. Therefore you have the option to install a new farm or ad a federation server to a existing farm.

I would do a fresh installation and decommission the 2.0 servers.  

Here is a great installation manual(Part 1,2,3):
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2014/04/28/how-to-install-adfs-2012-r2-for-office-365.aspx

Hope this helps
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TazzEEAuthor Commented:
Hi RSayadi

Many thanks for the reply and I think the link has answered all of my follow up questions as well :)
The only thing I'm unclear about it when installing w2k12r2 ADFS server will I add it to the existing ADFS 2.0 farm or choose new?

thanks again for the great response!
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RSayadiCommented:
Hi TazzEE,

This is a trick question. I would choose a new farm and point it to the old database. But you have to take your farm naming into consideration. As the blog post states. "There can be only one"

If you have the freedom to choose a new name, choose a new farm installation. It will give you less issues.

Cheers,
Reza
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