How to migrate 3x of windows 2012r2 AD vm to 3x windows 2019 AD vm

Vince ng 40 Reputation points
2023-07-21T22:14:09.61+00:00

May I know what are the prequiste and step by step to migrate my existing 3vm of window 2012r2 AD into 3vm of windows 2019AD? And the step of rollback if the upgrade failed?

thank you in advance

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2023-07-22T12:39:32.3466667+00:00

    The two prerequisites to introducing the first 2019 or 2022 domain controller are that domain functional level needs to be 2008 or higher and older sysvol FRS replication needs to have been migrated to DFSR

    I'd use dcdiag / repadmin tools to verify health correcting all errors found before starting any operations. Then stand up the new 2019 or 2022, patch it fully, license it, join existing domain, add active directory domain services, promote it also making it a GC (recommended), transfer FSMO roles over (optional), transfer pdc emulator role (optional), use dcdiag / repadmin tools to again verify health, when all is good you can decommission / demote old one.

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