Checklist: Upgrade Tasks

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist: Upgrade Tasks

  Task Reference

Prepare your Active Directory infrastructure for upgrade.

Prepare Your Infrastructure for Upgrade

Install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a member server that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in the forest root domain.

Install Active Directory Domain Services on the Member Server That Runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Upgrade existing domain controllers.

Upgrade Existing Domain Controllers

Modify default security policies as needed.

Modify Security Policies in Default Domain Controllers Policy

Update Group Policy permissions.

This step is required only if you are upgrading Windows 2000 Active Directory domains.

Update Group Policy Permissions

Perform clean-up tasks.

Perform Clean-up Tasks