Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server 2012 R2
Updated: January 22, 2014
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2
Migration documentation and tools ease the process of migrating server roles, features, operating system settings, and data from an existing server that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. By using migration guides linked to on this page (and where appropriate, Windows Server Migration Tools) to migrate roles, role services, and features, you can simplify deployment of new servers (including those that are running the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, and virtual servers), reduce migration downtime, increase accuracy of the migration process, and help eliminate conflicts that could otherwise occur during the migration process.