I have a big problem. I have a 2008 R2 server which I've been asked to upgrade (for work) to 2016. I've found (through Microsoft) that it's not possible to do this 'in-place' (though if anyone knows different then please let me know!), or to migrate (as both servers need to be running, and there's only one box). I've backed up the
profiles directories, which I'm guessing is where all the user data is held, but I don't know how to re-implement the base settings on the new server.
Is there a way to export / import settings and user data from one system to the other? My server experience is limited to Apache, and I'm in way over my head on this one, so any help at all will be greatfully received.
Secondly (sorry!). The boxes that connect to the current server are all running XP, and we have bought in a load of new Win10 boxes, but they are all Home Edition. I know that in the past there was the
http://server-name/connect option for non Pro type OS's, is this still the case with 2016 of do we need to volume license for Pro?
Could the 2008
connect to the Win10 Home? The main reason for the upgrade is to lose the XP machines, so if we could connect the new machines to the existing server it would work for me...
Sorry about all the questions, but I'm a software guy and I'm panicking here. I'm the only IT guy on the ground and it's fallen in my lap to sort this out.
Thanks in advance...