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Checklist: Upgrade Tasks

Updated: November 19, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist Checklist: Upgrade Tasks

 

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Prepare your Active Directory infrastructure for upgrade.

Conceptual topic Prepare Your Infrastructure for Upgrade

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Install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a member server that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in the forest root domain.

Conceptual topic Install Active Directory Domain Services on the Member Server That Runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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Upgrade existing domain controllers.

Conceptual topic Upgrade Existing Domain Controllers

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Modify default security policies as needed.

Conceptual topic Modify Security Policies in Default Domain Controllers Policy

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Update Group Policy permissions.

noteNote
This step is required only if you are upgrading Windows 2000 Active Directory domains.

Conceptual topic Update Group Policy Permissions

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Perform clean-up tasks.

Conceptual topic Perform Clean-up Tasks

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