in-place upgrade the ca windows server 2008 to windows server 2012

gogi100 51 Reputation points
2022-08-24T06:21:31.337+00:00

i have active directory under windows server 2008 and the ca with window server 2008. i'm planning ugrade active directory to 2012. i prepared environment for upgrading domain controller. i have a question. i want upgrade windows server 2008 to 2012 on server where is the CA after upgrading domain controller from 2008 to 2012. can you give me some guide or some instruction for in-place upgrading the ca?

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  1. Martin Dimovski 1,596 Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-24T06:37:50.623+00:00

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting the question to the Q&A forum.

    First yes it's possible and it should work without any problem about how to proceed this is a really good guide about it : https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/step-by-step-migrating-active-directory-certificate-service-from/ba-p/2328766

    Additional I would share this link also with you: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/22443b56-0845-459a-b1cf-339b684f8f90/2008-r2-certificate-authority-in-place-upgrade-to-2012-r2?forum=winserversecurity

    I hope the above information can help you.

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  2. gogi100 51 Reputation points
    2022-08-24T06:38:09.567+00:00

    one more question what to upgrading first? windows server 2008 to 2012 where is the ca or active directory?


  3. Limitless Technology 39,481 Reputation points
    2022-08-24T13:42:33.977+00:00

    Hello there,

    In-place upgrade is not recommended. It is suggested to do the migration of CA server.

    Besides, a complete server backup of the CA computer is highly recommended before the upgrade or migration. If we choose to do the in-place upgrade, please make such upgrade in test environment firstly.

    The directory service in Windows Server 2008 and later is called Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS). Reboot the server. Once Active Directory Domain Service is successfully installed, you should see it under Roles in the Server Manager console.

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