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Can you upgrade from Server 2016 TP to Server 2016 RTM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Simple question. Will you be able to update from Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview to the full release (RTM) coming later this month? 
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mb8650,

    I'm afraid there is no official announcement about it currently.

    I suppose the detailed information would come with the full release.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, September 23, 2016 6:21 AM
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi Mb8650,

    I'm afraid there is no official announcement about it currently.

    I suppose the detailed information would come with the full release.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, September 23, 2016 6:21 AM
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:33 AM
  • Now that the ignite conference is kicked off, is there any word on this?
    Monday, September 26, 2016 8:23 PM
  • Hi Mb8650,

    I'm afraid not currently.

    As the official release of Server 2016 would be launched recently, we could wait for it.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:30 AM
  • It looks, like there is no way to do an upgrade. 
    From the "Supported upgrade paths for windows 2016"-document :
    • Upgrades from pre-release versions (previews) of Windows Server 2016 are not supported. Perform a clean installation to Windows Server 2016.

    Here you can find the full upgrade page : 

    https://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/windows-server-docs/get-started/supported-upgrade-paths

    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:14 PM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:55 PM
  • Thats a right pain the face. Presumably there are trivial differences between TP5 and RTM. 


    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:51 PM
  • Nothing new.  Microsoft rarely supports an upgrade from pre-release software to release software, so it should not be surprising to anyone.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:37 PM
  • You do, sort of, you'll get the option to keep files and apps.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 8:50 AM
  • how did you get that option it does not come up for me using the 2016 eval iso

    Medric Castle

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 3:58 PM
  • That's because it doesn't exist.  You cannot upgrade from TP to RTM.  Don't know what Eric was referring to.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Monday, March 6, 2017 3:09 PM
  • Use msdn/retail iso.

    Eval iso is of a different SKU so not upgradable.

    Although upgrading from tp5 to rtm is not supported, it is not prevented.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 AM
  • If it is not prevented. then how do you do it?

    Medric Castle

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:19 AM