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AD RMS Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration and Upgrade Guide

Updated: October 28, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2

If you want to upgrade an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) cluster to Windows Server® 2008 R2, you can migrate the cluster or upgrade the existing servers in the cluster. Migrating is the process of installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a computer, adding the AD RMS server role to that computer, joining that computer to the existing AD RMS cluster, and then replacing the other servers in that cluster with computers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Upgrading is the process of doing an in-place upgrade of existing AD RMS servers in the cluster to AD RMS.

This guide is intended for IT professionals who are interested in migrating or upgrading their existing AD RMS infrastructure to Windows Server 2008 R2. Using the checklists provided in this guide, you should be able to seamlessly move your infrastructure from AD RMS to Windows Server 2008 R2.

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