Best option to Upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2012 running SharePoint 2013


  • What is the best option to upgrade SharePoint 2013 running on Server 2008 server to running on 2012 Servers? I was not sure if it is possible to do an in-place upgrade? or if the best option is to rebuild the farm using 2012 server and detach and reattach the DB to the new farm?
    Monday, March 20, 2017 1:49 PM


  • From this How to upgrade a server operating system that has SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013 installed

    To perform a full-version operating system upgrade on a SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013 server, follow these steps:
    1. Make sure that the intended operating system is supported by the version of SharePoint that you are running. 
    2. Detach the content databases from the SharePoint server.
    3. Uninstall SharePoint through Control Panel.
    4. Upgrade the operating system.
    5. Reinstall SharePoint.
    6. Attach the content databases.

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    • Marked as answer by HurricaneEarl Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:33 PM
    Monday, March 20, 2017 5:17 PM