Upgrading to 2012 using backup of 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • So im upgrading my Administrative Windows 2008 server, I backed it up before I have done anything, I want to upgrade to Server 2012 Standard, 2008 is standard as well. Im getting an error on my blade saying that I cant upgrade I have to wipe the slate clean with a new image of the OS. Would I be able to back up my image of 2008, install the 2012 and use the backed up image to reissue settings that I had originally?
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:22 PM

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  • Hi how are you?

    As you can see below the upgrade path that you mention is supported.I asume that you have the latest SP version on Windows Server 2008 Standard.

    Upgrading to Windows Server 2012

    For details, including important caveats and limitations on upgrade, and conversion of evaluation editions to retail, see  Evaluation Versions and Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012

    Quick reference table of supported upgrade paths from older Windows Server retail editions to Windows Server 2012 retail editions:

    If you are running: You can upgrade to these editions:
    Windows Server 2008 Standard with SP2 or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with SP2 Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with SP2 Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
    Windows Web Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Standard
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1 Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with SP1 Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
    Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Standard

    As upgrade definition we consider "If you want to keep the same hardware and all the server roles you have set up without flattening the server, upgrading is the way to go—and there are lots of ways to do it. In the classic upgrade, you go from an older operating system to a newer one, keeping your settings, server roles, and data intact. "

    Do you think that it possible to share more information about the error?

    Please let us know your comments,



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    Saturday, March 1, 2014 7:43 PM