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Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2

Find guidance and tools to help you successfully deploy Windows Server 2012 in your organization and migrate from an earlier version of Windows Server.

Understand strategy and deployment considerations

Installing Windows Server 2012
Before you start your installation, find out about system requirements and known issues.

Installation Options
Learn about the differences between the installation options available for Windows Server 2012, including the features that are installed with each option, the management options available after installation, and how to switch between the installation options during use.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview
Windows Server 2012 R2 brings the Microsoft cloud experience to you—from building and operating public clouds to delivering a highly dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for the private cloud.

Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server in 2012
Read about the most critical known issues you may need to work around after installation is complete.

Server Core and Full Server Integration Overview
Convert between a Server Core installation and a full installation as needed.

Migrate or install server roles and role services

Migrating Roles and Features in Windows Server
This page contains links to information and tools that help guide you through the process of migrating roles and features to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Server Management and Automation
The expanded capabilities of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 can help facilitate multiserver tasks.

Migrate Health Registration Authority to Windows Server 2012
This document provides guidance for migrating the Health Registration Authority role service from an x86-based or x64-based server running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 to a new Windows Server 2012 server.

Migrate Network Policy Server to Windows Server 2012
This document provides guidance for migrating the Network Policy Server or Internet Authentication Server role service from an x86-based or x64-based server running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 to a new Windows Server 2012 server.

Migrate Windows Server Update Services to Windows Server 2012
This document describes the process to migrate an existing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 server role to a destination server that is running Windows Server 2012.

Set up a new network

Core Network Guide
This guide is designed for network and system administrators who are installing a new network or who want to create a domain-based network to replace a network that consists of workgroups.

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