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Migrating Active Directory Federation Services Role Service to Windows Server 2012 R2

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2



This guide provides instructions to migrate the following role services to Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) that is installed with Windows Server® 2012 R2:

  • AD FS 2.0 federation server installed on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

  • AD FS federation server installed on Windows Server 2012

  • IT architects who are responsible for computer management and security throughout an organization

  • IT operations engineers who are responsible for the day-to-day management and troubleshooting of networks, servers, client computers, operating systems, or applications

  • IT operations managers who are accountable for network and server management

The migration instructions in this guide consist of the following tasks:

  • Exporting the AD FS 2.0 configuration data from your server that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

  • Performing an in-place upgrade of the operating system of this server from Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server® 2012 R2

  • Recreating the original AD FS configuration and restoring the remaining AD FS service settings on this server, which is now running the AD FS server role that is installed with Windows Server® 2012 R2.

This guide does not include instructions to migrate a server that is running multiple roles. If your server is running multiple roles, we recommend that you design a custom migration process specific to your server environment, based on the information provided in other role migration guides. Migration guides for additional roles are available on the Windows Server Migration Portal.

 

Source server processor Source server operating system Destination server operating system Destination server processor

x86- or x64-based

Windows Server 2008, both full and Server Core installation options

Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Server Core and full installation options)

x64-based

x64-based

Windows Server 2008 R2

x64-based

Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008 R2

x64-based

Server Core and full installation options of Windows Server 2012

noteNote
  • The versions of operating systems that are listed in the preceding table are the oldest combinations of operating systems and service packs that are supported.

  • The Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of the Windows Server operating system are supported as the source or the destination server.

  • Migrations between physical operating systems and virtual operating systems are supported.

The following table describes the migration scenarios of the AD FS role services and their respective settings that are described in this guide.

 

From To AD FS installed with Windows Server® 2012 R2

AD FS 2.0 federation server installed on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Migration on the same server is supported. For more information, see:

AD FS federation server installed on Windows Server 2012

Migration on the same server is supported. For more information see:

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