Are you running your PKI infrastructure on Windows Server 2003 and interested in what it would take to move to Windows Server 2008 R2? This guide helps you learn the processes and requirements for migrating a certification authority (CA) to a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 from a server that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows Server 2008. After reading this guide you will be familiar with the steps you need to perform to set up your destination server and how to back-up and prepare your source server for the migration. Detailed procedures are provided to walk you through to migration process and how to verify that the migration succeeded. Pointers to common post-migration taks that you need to attend to after the migration and troubleshooting steps for common issues are discussed. The guide also provides a script sample that you can customize to automate the addition of the Certification Authority role service to your server running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Active Directory Certificate Services Migration Guide