I am about to migrate from a 2008 R2 server to a 2012 R2 server. I have not done a conversion since I migrated from 2003 R2 to 2008 R2.
I'd like to start the process overnight and see, if I can break the migration down to small steps without affecting production.
Here are my questions.
1) Does the replication process move my actual applications from the old server to the new server? Meaning my Accounting applications like QuickBooks and Creative Solutions Accounting Suite. Or will I have to manually install the applications on the 2012 server?
2) I'd like to end up with 2 domain controllers when I am done (keeping the 2008 R2 server). Do I have to split roles between the two servers?
I have other questions, but would like to start here.
Thanks for your consideration.