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Supported OS Clone Combinations

The following tables show the editions of Windows Server that are compatible for cloning Active Directory to a new computer (or VM).

Cloning: Windows Server 2016
Cloning:
Source
Computer
Cloning: Destination Computer
Essentials
2016
Server 2016
Standard
Server 2016
Enterprise
Server 2016
Datacenter
Server 2016
Standard
YesYesYes
Server 2016
Enterprise
YesYesYes
Server 2016
Datacenter
YesYesYes
Essentials
2016
YesYesYesYes
Cloning: Windows Server 2012 R2
Cloning:
Source
Computer
Cloning: Destination Computer
Essentials
2012 R2
Server 2012
Standard R2
Server 2012
Enterprise R2
Server 2012
Datacenter R2
Server 2012
Standard R2
YesYesYes
Server 2012
Enterprise R2
YesYesYes
Server 2012
Datacenter R2
YesYesYes
Essentials
2012 R2
YesYesYesYes
Cloning: Windows Server 2012
Cloning:
Source
Computer
Cloning: Destination Computer
Essentials
2012
Server 2012
Standard
Server 2012
Enterprise
Server 2012
Datacenter
Server 2012
Standard
YesYesYes
Server 2012
Enterprise
YesYesYes
Server 2012
Datacenter
YesYesYes
Essentials
2012
YesYesYesYes
Cloning: Windows Server Core

U-Move is fully compatible with Server Core. You can freely move AD between Server Core and Non-Server Core for any given edition of Windows Server.

Cloning: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Cloning:
Source
Computer
Cloning: Destination Computer
SBS
2008
SBS
2011
Server 2008
Standard
Server 2008
Enterprise
Server 2008
Datacenter
Server 2008
Standard
R2*
Server 2008
Enterprise
R2
Server 2008
Datacenter
R2
Server 2008
Standard
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Enterprise
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Datacenter
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Standard R2*
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Enterprise R2
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Datacenter R2
YesYesYes
SBS 2008 Yes YesYesYes
SBS 2011  YesYesYesYes

SBS = Small Business Server. *Windows Server Standard R2 includes Windows Server Essentials 2011.

Cloning: Windows Server 2003
Cloning:
Source
Computer
Cloning: Destination Computer
SBS 2003 Server 2003
Standard
Server 2003
Enterprise
Server 2003
Datacenter
Server 2003
Standard
R2
Server 2003
Enterprise
R2
Server 2003
Datacenter
R2
Server 2003
Standard
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Server 2003
Enterprise
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Server 2003
Datacenter
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Server 2003
Standard R2
YesYesYes
Server 2003
Enterprise R2
YesYesYes
Server 2003
Datacenter R2
YesYesYes
SBS 2003 YesYesYesYes

SBS = Small Business Server

Note for Server 2003 R2: You can clone Active Directory from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 Release 2 (R2).

Cloning 32-bit to 64-bit (2003 and 2008)

U-Move can clone AD from 32-bit Windows Server 2003 (x86) to 64-bit Windows Server 2003 (x64), or from 32-bit Windows Server 2008 (x86) to 64-bit Windows Server 2008 (x64). See the following compatibility matrix:

Cloning: Source
Computer
(32-bit)
Cloning: Destination Computer (64-bit)
Server 2003
Standard
Server 2003
Enterprise
Server 2003
Datacenter
Server 2008
Standard
Server 2008
Enterprise
Server 2008
Datacenter
SBS 2003 YesYesYes
Server 2003
Standard
YesYesYes
Server 2003
Enterprise
YesYesYes
Server 2003
Datacenter
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Standard
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Enterprise
YesYesYes
Server 2008
Datacenter
YesYesYes

SBS = Small Business Server

See also Basic Requirements.