Windows Server 2008 R2 AD CS Migration Guide

The official version of the new 2008 R2 ADCS Migration Guide is now available at

The guide describes the necessary steps for a successful migration of both enterprise and standalone CAs to Windows Server 2008 R2 from;

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Also included are steps for migration to Server Core.

Comments (4)

  1. Vadims Podans says:

    Is this guide avaliable in DOC/PDF format? Or Online TechNet only?


  2. Desmond Lee says:


    Will a downloadable version for migrating to AD CS in Windows Server 2008 R2 be made available separately, similar to the following for RTM Windows Server 2008? This will be very, very helpful to IT Professionals constantly on the road with no always-on or reliable internet connection.

    Active Directory Certificate Services Upgrade and Migration Guide…/cc742515%28WS.10%29.aspx


  3. Desmond Lee says:


    Will an offline version of this Windows Server 2008 R2 migration guide be available? This is important for road warriors that do not have constant or reliable internet access. Thanks for looking into this.