imaging a 2003 member server onto 2012 server using hyper-v
Posted on 2014-12-29
Wanted to know if its possible to move an existing 2003 member server into our new 2012r2 server by making an image of it using hyper-v? Our goal is to reduce amount of servers in our server rack so currently we have 3 other 2003 servers and would like to consolidate them into the 1 2012 server if thats possible. Was originally planning to do this by purchasing another new server and to install vmware to image 2003 servers so we could move them into the one server but after finding out that 2012r2 comes with hyper-v3, it would save money to do the consolidation using this new 2012 server. We are still on the 2003 forest functional level for the domain since 2 of our 2003 servers are still domain controllers but we plan to demote them and eventually remove from domain but 2 of the member 2003 servers are running legacy apps that are difficult to move so thats why i was thinking of imaging the 2003 member servers so as to maintain those legacy apps.