You've built your Hyper-V lab environment at our IT Camp events … now it's time to put that lab environment to good use so that you can take advantage of those cool Server 2008 R2 features like Managed Service Accounts, Active Directory Recycle Bin, Offline Domain Join and Hyper-V Live Migration!
Below I'm providing a list of useful links that you can use in your own lab environment to step through a migration to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Once you've followed the first four steps to prepare your lab environment and install the server migration tool bits, then follow the links in Step 5 that are appropriate for the server roles you'd like to migrate. If you have servers that include multiple roles, you'll want to step through the combined steps for each of the roles in your lab and then customize them as appropriate for your production environment.
Once you've completed your testing, you'll have all the steps needed for you to begin your production migrations to Windows Server 2008 R2!
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.