Migrating from Server 2003 to server 2012 ADDS

I came into a position where i manage a network. I am in the process to plan migration from server 2003 to server 2012 R2 and have found that both Domain controllers do not have Certificate Authentication Service running. All migration writes point to backup the certificate and import it to the new server.

If its not active on any of the DC servers can i create a new one or is there another way to grab the key from the old DC servers.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Adolfo E SilvaIT AdministratorAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Don S.Commented:
If you have not implemented a PKI and are not using certificates in your current domain, then that is a step you can skip.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Adolfo E SilvaIT AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your answer.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2012

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.