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method needed to join sever 2016 essentials to sbs 2011 standard domain as replica dc for migration to server 2016 essentials (from essentials sku)

Installing Windows server 2016 essentials from the sku, it has preinstalled the experience role.
When joining sbs 2011 standard domain for migration, should the wizard be used, or add the AD role?
If the role, is the essentials setup wizard to be run after?
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Top Expert 2010
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You just add the AD DS role to the 2016 server and it will guide you through promotion. There isn't a dcpromo wizard in Server 2012 R2 and later. It was deprecated in 2012. And you'll add the essentials setup after DC Promo.