Phased Migration

In many cases, the Windows Server 2003/2008 R2 environment that will be migrated includes one or more Active Directory domains and forests. Because Active Directory is one of the most important portions of a Microsoft network, it is subsequently one of the most important areas to focus on in a migration process. In addition, many of the improvements made to Windows Server 2012 are directly related to Active Directory, making it even more appealing to migrate this portion of an environment.

The decision to upgrade Active Directory should focus on these key improvement areas. If one or more of the improvements to AD DS justifies an upgrade, it should be considered. Improvements were introduced in Windows Server 2003 and Windows ...

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