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Upgrade from windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2

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  • Hi

    I want to know how can i upgrade my windows server 12 to windows server 2012R2 . Just put media installation and click on Upgrade ,

    or i have do some configuration before update  ?

    I want to upgrade in-place Windows Server 2012 .

    in addition i have hyper-v and AD DC and DNS and DHCP and IIS 8 on this server .(this server is for test environment. )


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    Friday, June 28, 2013 6:42 AM

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  • Hi,

    From the previous upgrading, we do not need to configure such settings.

    Upgrade Existing Domain Controllers

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732825(v=ws.10).aspx

    However as the articles you listed said, some compatible issue may occur specifically it is still a preview version.


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    • Marked as answer by YahyaZahedi Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:17 AM
    Thursday, July 04, 2013 9:24 AM
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  • Hi yahya :D

    I use this link for upgrade .

    Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

    1- Run adprep \forestprep

    2- Run adprep \domainprep

    3- install Window Server 2012 R2 and then click on Upgrade and now it is upgrading after star i put other step that requires . if i wrong please tell to me .


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    Friday, June 28, 2013 8:49 AM
  • in the last restart it wait in the Getting Ready and after minutes it gives the following error 

    "Window could not configure one or more system components.To install windows,restart the computer and then restart the installation."

    Best Regards.


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    Friday, June 28, 2013 9:52 AM
  • Hi,

    Here are 2 articles about upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2:

    Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831620.aspx

    Evaluation Versions and Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303416.aspx

    From the error you provided in your last reply, whether system is upgraded to 2012 R2 or not? If it is upgraded, please try a reboot and see if issue still exists.


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    • Proposed as answer by Lotusisrael Monday, September 16, 2013 12:59 PM
    Monday, July 01, 2013 5:49 AM
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  • Hi,

    Here are 2 articles about upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2:

    Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831620.aspx

    Evaluation Versions and Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303416.aspx

    From the error you provided in your last reply, whether system is upgraded to 2012 R2 or not? If it is upgraded, please try a reboot and see if issue still exists.


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    thanks Shaon Shan 

    Im trying upgrade .

    In another server i  can upgrade but it wasn't DC , it was use as hyper-v Server .

    i think the problem is i have a lot of feature in one server and i want to upgrade . 

    i have AD DC , DHCP , DNS , Hyper-V , IIS 8 ,RDSH,FileServer 


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    Monday, July 01, 2013 6:42 AM
  • Hi

    finally i can do it .

    First i use this link 

    Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

    i have DHCP Server , when i read the above link I found information about DHCP,

    "If you attempt to migrate an existing Windows Server 2012 server running the DHCP Server role to this release, migration will fail."

    and then i faced with a warning :

    "Setup has detected that one or more virtual drives are directly attached to physical devices. You might need to reconnect the virtual drives to these devices after the upgrade is complete."

    and use this link to solve my problem

    Warning - Compatibility Issue during upgrade von 2008 R2 to 2012

    , after that i can upgrade .

    Another question ?

    after upgrade complete , what should i do ?

    configure DNS , AD DS ,FSMO role ... or do not need configure ?

    Note : I used upgrade in place .

    Thanks .


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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:48 AM
  • Hi,

    From the previous upgrading, we do not need to configure such settings.

    Upgrade Existing Domain Controllers

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732825(v=ws.10).aspx

    However as the articles you listed said, some compatible issue may occur specifically it is still a preview version.


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by YahyaZahedi Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:17 AM
    Thursday, July 04, 2013 9:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    From the previous upgrading, we do not need to configure such settings.

    Upgrade Existing Domain Controllers

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732825(v=ws.10).aspx

    However as the articles you listed said, some compatible issue may occur specifically it is still a preview version.


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Hi

    Now i haven't any problem with new upgrade system , and it works very well.

    So i mark as answer your post ;)


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    Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:17 AM
  • as per TechNet article below, following upgrade options are supported

    If you are running:

    You can upgrade to these editions:

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with SP1

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Datacenter

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Datacenter

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Datacenter

    Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with SP1

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Standard

    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Datacenter

    Windows Server 2012 Standard

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Datacenter

    Hyper-V Server 2012

    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303416.aspx

    Friday, August 30, 2013 8:16 PM
  • No Server Essentials 2012 r2 upgrade listed. Is it being ignored? As Active Directory server it is very important to know if it can be upgraded in place.
    Friday, October 18, 2013 6:03 PM
  • Is there somewhere a definitive list of roles that can be in-place upgraded from Server 2012 to Server 2012 R2? Is the in-place upgrade even supported on any of the roles? Is there some additional configuration to be considered?

    I've got DC, DHCP, DFS, FILE (separate) servers installed with 2012 and I'd like to upgrade them all to 2012 R2.


    Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:19 AM
  • Is there somewhere a definitive list of roles that can be in-place upgraded from Server 2012 to Server 2012 R2? Is the in-place upgrade even supported on any of the roles? Is there some additional configuration to be considered?

    I've got DC, DHCP, DFS, FILE (separate) servers installed with 2012 and I'd like to upgrade them all to 2012 R2.


    I would also like to have an answer to this issue. How do I upgrade my existing Server 2012 environment to a Server 2012 R2 environment? (Not preview, since the full version launched last week).


    Kind Regards Jaco Smit


    • Edited by Jaco Smit Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:21 AM Elaborate
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:20 AM
  • I also want to know. I sent Microsoft support this question and they DIDN'T KNOW THE ANSWER. Come on Microsoft. I'm your biggest fan and supporter, but you are leaving egg on your faces when you release a product with no known upgrade instructions.  Arggg...
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:42 PM