Windows Server 2003 - Exchange Online Migration Approaches

While this list of scenarios does not cover every possible option, it covers the primary Microsoft approaches to migrations. There are third party tools from vendors such as BitTitan and SkyKick that can also assist if one of the options below doesn't meet your requirements. This highlights the different approaches that can be taken based…

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Windows Server 2003 EOS - Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services Migration Resources

There have been many changes to Terminal Services since the 2003 days, the least of which is the name change to Remote Desktop Services. Here are some of the useful resources for getting acquainted with the latest capabilities and how to migrate to the latest versions. Understanding Licensing for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and…


Windows Server 2003 EOS - File Server Migration Resources

Today's post focuses on some useful resources for migrating files and storage. File and Storage Services: Prepare to Migrate This guide provides you with instructions for migrating the File and Storage Services role to a server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Migrate File and Storage Services to Windows Server 2012 R2 The File…


Windows Server 2003 EOS - Active Directory Migration Resources

Following on from the first post in this series, this one focuses on some useful Active Directory Migration Resources. Step-By-Step: Adding a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network This showcases adding a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an existing network first.  Migration of Active Directory from Windows Server 2003…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support -General Migration Tools And Resources

In this post you'll find a list of useful resources to help with your Windows Server 2003 migrations. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should point you in the right direction for a range of requirements. I'll create a series of posts that will cover mirgation resources for Active Directory, file server, application…


Microsoft Server Readiness Training – 23 City Roadshow in 2015

In early 2015 we’re taking our Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Readiness training on the road across Australia and you’re invited to attend. Covering all the capital cities (including Darwin) as well as regional centres from Geraldton to Mudgee, this is one of our most extensive training roadshows in recent years. Now is the time…

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Windows Server Q&A From Recent OEM Events

Here are some of the questions that have been raised at OEM events over the last few events… as we still have a few more coming up I'll add new posts covering these. Please note that none of these override anything in the EULA or Product Usage Rights documentation, if they have updates that are…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 4 - Migrate Your Workloads

Now that we've gone through some of the necessary steps to prepare for the migration, it's time to migrate the different workloads. With an understanding of what is still running on Widows Server 2003, what needs to migrate when, and where to migrate to, you can make a plan and begin to migrate. But arriving…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 3d - Target Your Destination - Migrating Applications

For the final part of Target Your Destination the focus will be on migrating applications that are running on Windows Server 2003 and need to be moved to a new platform. Custom and third-party applications can be migrated to Windows Server 2012 R2 running either on-premises (note the need for new hardware and the possibility…