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  • Install and configure the Windows Server 2012
  • Learn the administration of Windows Server 2012
  • Master Active Directory Migration, DNS Migration, and DHCP Migration
  • Follow step-by-step instructions on data and file server migration
  • Learn about printer and print server migration
  • Discover how to implement Hyper-V migration
  • Explore Infrastructure services (DNS, DHPC, and so on) and File and Printer server migration scenarios

Migrating to a new server involves a lot of decision making and planning. Windows Server 2012 comes with exciting new features and ease of use. This book will help you migrate to your new server in no time.

"Instant Migration from Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 to 2012 How-to" provides you with many practical and real world scenarios in a step-by-step guide. It is designed to lead you through the entire process of migration.

Beginning with an introduction to Windows Server 2012, the author then takes you through the installation and configuration of the server, before continuing on to migrate the existing services to Windows Server and how to decommission old servers.

The “how-to” migration scenarios described are based on the author’s own field experiences, guaranteeing real-world solutions. The scenarios include Active Directory, enabling a Remote Desktop, Print Server, and Hyper-V migration details.

From the planning to  theimplementation phase, "Instant Migration from Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 to 2012 How-to" is your comprehensive guide for completing migration solutions.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012 and upgrade Active Directory
  • Decommission old servers and convert your environment into the Windows Server 2012 native environment
  • Walks you through different migration scenarios based on the author’s own experience, providing a step-by-step guide to solving real-world business problems
Page Count 84
Course Length 2 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781849687454
Date Of Publication 23 Jan 2013


Santhosh Sivarajan

Santhosh Sivarajan is a recognized subject matter expert in the Microsoft technology arena. He has extensive experience in designing, migrating, developing, and implementing enterprise solutions using Microsoft products and technologies. He holds a master's degree in computer information systems from the University of Houston, Texas. His certifications include MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA, Network+, CCNA, ITIL, and many more. He is also a certified migration expert in Quest Migration Manager products.

His blog ( and SS Technology Forum ( are well known in the industry for providing free technical information and support. You can follow Santhosh on Twitter via @santhosh_sivara.

He is the author of the book Migration from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012, Packt Publishing. He has also published hundreds of articles on various technology sites.

Microsoft has recognized Santhosh with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award multiple times for his exceptional contribution to the technical community. He lives in Sugarland, Texas, with his wife, Anjali, who is also an IT professional, and their 3-year-old daughter, Gayathri.