Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant - Terminal Services Migration


Moving on to Terminal Service Migration now, once again with the recommendations from the Migration Planning Assistant. There's not a huge amount of specific Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services information included, but I'll check again soon to see if it has been updated. One of the important things to take note of here is that many of the applications that are currently running on 2003 era Terminal Servers are applications that you had to work with during XP EOS migrations, so categorising which ones can stay and which ones need to go shouldn't be too hard.

Implementing Virtualization
Virtual Licenses

Designing Virtual Machines

Upgrade on new hardware
Hardware requirements define the minimum hardware required to run the Windows Server 2012 R2 server, but your actual hardware requirements might be greater, depending on the server’s load and responsiveness and the services that it hosts. Each role service and feature places a unique load on network, disk I/O, processor, and memory resources. For example, the File Server role places different stresses on server hardware than the DHCP role does.
Top Considerations:

Confirm that running this workload on a physical server is required. Running workloads as Virtual Machines offer more flexibility and tend to be more cost effective

Upgrade on virtual machine
Windows Server 2012 R2 can be deployed on a virtual machine in your Microsoft Hyper-V or other hypervisor environment for increased operational efficiency, flexibility, and ease of management. Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualized deployments need to match the same hardware specifications as physical deployments. For example, when you create a virtual machine to host Windows Server 2012 R2, you need configure the virtual machine with enough memory and hard disk space.
Top Considerations:

When deploying Virtual Workloads verify you are building with capacity to support all workloads that the Virtualization Host supports

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