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Supported OS Upgrade Combinations

U-Move can upgrade Active Directory by transferring it to a new computer. This is sometimes called a “swing migration”.

The following table shows the versions of Windows Server that are compatible with U-Move to upgrade Active Directory.

Upgrade:
Source
Server
Upgrade: Destination Server
Server
2012
Server
2012 R2
Server
2016
Server
2019
Server
2022
Server
2019
Yes
Server
2016
YesYes
Server
2012 R2
YesYesYes
Server
2012
YesYesYesYes
Server
2008 R2
Yes*Yes*Yes*Yes*Yes*

Windows Server Essentials: You can upgrade to/from Windows Server Essentials for any of the supported upgrade combinations shown above.

* Windows Server 2008 R2 requires Service Pack 1, the Microsoft SHA-2 update, and the Extended Security Updates (ESU) (KB4522133) for CVE-2020-17049.

See also Basic Requirements.