Active Directory is one of the most widely used services on enterprise networks. In addition to providing basic authentication and authorization services, Active Directory enables so many other capabilities that its popularity is no surprise.
Most of the people are still running Windows Server 2008 in the network and wants to safely migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 edition. Windows Server 2012 R2 adds some significant new features to both Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
In this step by step guide we will walk through the simple procedure to migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory domain controller in a lab network.