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upgrade from 2008R2 to Server 2016 standard

    Question

  • Hi Team,

    Is it possible to upgrade from 2008R2 to Server 2016 while keeping all the settings and roles?

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi Hersi,

    No I don't believe you can.  You'd need to upgrade from W2K8 -> W2K12 then from W2K12 -> W2K16.  That way, whilst supported, is a bit messy.  More info here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/dn527667.aspx.

    I'd recommend, where possible, to build out clean W2K16 servers and migrate any apps and data, etc. over to them.  There are migration guides to help with some of this - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/jj554790.

    I hope this helps.

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:52 PM
  • You cannot in-place upgrade directly to 2016

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

    You could two-step through 2012 but the 2012 step must be also be licensed (evaluation upgrades are not allowed) Better to clean install and migrate so as not to carry forward existing issues or corruption.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, April 7, 2017 1:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi Hersi,

    No I don't believe you can.  You'd need to upgrade from W2K8 -> W2K12 then from W2K12 -> W2K16.  That way, whilst supported, is a bit messy.  More info here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/dn527667.aspx.

    I'd recommend, where possible, to build out clean W2K16 servers and migrate any apps and data, etc. over to them.  There are migration guides to help with some of this - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/jj554790.

    I hope this helps.

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:52 PM
  • You cannot in-place upgrade directly to 2016

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

    You could two-step through 2012 but the 2012 step must be also be licensed (evaluation upgrades are not allowed) Better to clean install and migrate so as not to carry forward existing issues or corruption.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, April 7, 2017 1:59 AM
  • Thank you, Mark.  you've answered my question.

    Friday, April 7, 2017 3:48 PM
  • Thank you, Dave.  you've answered my question.

    Friday, April 7, 2017 3:48 PM