Remember back in December, when we released the Beta version of the Windows Server Migration Tools update…the one that allows you to migrate Hyper-V and Routing and Remote Access Services to servers running Windows Server 2008 R2…no? OK, you don’t. That was three months and a lot of holiday partying ago. We understand.

The full release version of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Utilities is now available. The update allows you to use the Windows Server Migration Tools-a set of Windows PowerShell cmdlets that shipped with Windows Server 2008 R2- to migrate Hyper-V and RRAS. And the detailed guides that take you through Hyper-V and RRAS migration, one step at a time, are now complete and live as well.

Full release versions of other guides (for migrations that do not require the Tools) have also gone live. Check out the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Migration Guide, and guides for the other role services of Network Policy and Access Services (NPAS), Health Registration Authority and Network Policy Server.

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Plenty of other Migration resources are available with the new guides; you’ll find everything on the Migration Portal for Windows Server 2008 R2.

— Cheers from the Windows Server Migration Team!