ADDS In-Place Upgrade for Windows Server 2008 R2


  • Hi All,

    We have 5 ADDS with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 in our environment. We are planning to upgrade or migrate Active Directory Domain Services from Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.

    In-place upgrade is the best practice or introducing additional DC into existing setup.? which method is recommended.?

    I would like to know your experience during the In-Place upgrade.

    Appreciated if somebody can share with me or advise me.

    Thank You for your precious time. 


    Friday, June 13, 2014 10:24 PM


  • Standing up new, dcpromo, and migrating roles is the safest method.




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    Friday, June 13, 2014 11:37 PM