Getting back on track –
We’re getting ready for a proof of concept to showcase moving from SBS 2008 to Essentials R2 with Exchange 2013 sp1.
You can now download both 2012 R2 with update 1 and Essentials 2012 R2 with update 1. If you have not yet deployed R2 servers, I’d recommend that you jump to this version and save the time and hassle of downloading KB2919355.
I’m going to manually join this 2012 R2 server to the existing SBS 2008 domain. Remember Essentials you do the same, you stop the wizard upon running and manually join it to the domain.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
First let’s join our 2012 r2 server to our SBS 2008 domain. To make it easy in VM I manually change the DNS settings on the workstation in order to look at the virtual DC.
Over on the 2012 r2 change the DNS setting to match the server.
Then you go into the computer info and change it to join it to the domain
Add domain credentials and reboot the server.
Now log into the server with the domain credentials
Blogging my way (starting over) through a proof of concept migration from SBS 2008 to Essentials 2012 R2 series will be a SMB kitchen project whitepaper. More about the SMBKitchen project at – http://www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business and check out our new project the ASP http://www.thirdtier.net/2014/03/smbkitchen-update-asp-project/ Remember only two days left to check out the resources. Hop on, see what you are missing, we think you’ll stick around for more.