In this blog post we will be learning on how to Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller to Windows Server 2012 Domain
Note : In place upgrade is not recommended neither supported.
Before We Begin
The forest and the domain has to be prepared before installing Windows Server 2012 Domain.
The account should be a member of Domain Admins and Enterprise Admins Group.
Estimated Time : 15 Minutes
Forest Functional Level is Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 Domain Joined Machine.
AD DS Role is already installed (For detailed steps please click here)
Figure 1.1 : Additional Domain Controller Steps
In figure 1.1 Select Add a domain controller to an existing domain as shown above. Default credentials are used since the machine is a domain joined machine.
Figure 1.2 : Domain Controller Options
Figure 1.3 : DNS Options
Figure 1.4 : Additional Options
Figure 1.5 : Paths
Figure 1.6 : Review Options
Figure 1.7 : Prerequisites Check
In figure 1.7 Prerequisites check has completed successfully.
Figure 1.8 : Setup Completed Successfully.
Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller is now ready to rock.
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