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Upgrade from 2008 to 2016

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  • Hi Guys

    Need to verify something quick.

    If an environment has AD 2008 (not R2) and looking to upgrade to 2016, can this be directly done or will it require a double hop migration (2008>2012>2016)

    Thanks

    Monday, December 5, 2016 6:29 AM

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  • Hi

     For Server 2016,functional level needs to be server 2008,but i'm not sure you can directly migrate to server 2016 from server 2008.(if it is 32 bit.)

    So first you can migrate server 2012,then migrate server 2016 is an option.

    Check the article to migrate from server 2008 to server 2012;

    http://blogs.msmvps.com/mweber/2012/07/27/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2-to-windows-server-2012/


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by AlvwanModerator Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaqib Afzal Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:48 AM
    Monday, December 5, 2016 6:36 AM

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  • Hi

     For Server 2016,functional level needs to be server 2008,but i'm not sure you can directly migrate to server 2016 from server 2008.(if it is 32 bit.)

    So first you can migrate server 2012,then migrate server 2016 is an option.

    Check the article to migrate from server 2008 to server 2012;

    http://blogs.msmvps.com/mweber/2012/07/27/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2-to-windows-server-2012/


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by AlvwanModerator Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaqib Afzal Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:48 AM
    Monday, December 5, 2016 6:36 AM
  • Thanks for your response.

    Based on the details i was able to gather AD 2008 upgrade requires a double hop migration. I have done a 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 direct on 64-bit platform but not this new scenario.

    Thanks for sharing that article helps

    Monday, December 5, 2016 6:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:55 AM
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  • Hi

    Yes i was able to summaries the process and what is required for the upgrade with the necessary steps

    The provided information was sufficient enough

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:48 AM