Installing Windows Server
Install the new Windows Server operating system. To see if your Windows Server operating system is compatible, see the Supported OS Upgrade Combinations.
After you install the operating system, assign the new computer a static IP address on your LAN that is different from the old computer. Do not use the same computer name nor the same Internet Address as the original computer. This is required to avoid a clash between the two computers on the same network.
We recommend that you do not install any applications or anti-virus software yet. Wait until after you move AD.
Windows Update: Install all Required Updates
Go to Windows Update and install the most recent required updates from Microsoft. A reboot might be necessary.
U-Move will warn you if you forget to install critical updates that are required to upgrade Active Directory.
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