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  • Hi 

    We have windows 2008 r2 server running , want to upgrade windows 2012 r2 . 

    Its a production server and application is running on it . Can we perform in place upgrade on it or built new windows 2012 r2 server and migrate the application.. 

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:10 AM

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  • You can in-place upgrade but if something goes wrong you may end up with nothing. Better to stand up the new server (or VM) and migrate the roles / applications over.

     

     

     


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

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    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:18 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, November 20, 2015 2:57 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:34 AM

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  • Hi 

    We have windows 2008 r2 server running , want to upgrade windows 2012 r2 . 

    Its a production server and application is running on it . Can we perform in place upgrade on it or built new windows 2012 r2 server and migrate the application..  Please suggest..

    • Merged by Leo Han Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:55 AM duplicated
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:13 AM
  • Hi,

    Isn't this a duplicate post of

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e8bd77f9-09ab-45b2-8baf-705fefd4808c/upgrade-windows?forum=winserver8gen


    Regards,

    Satyajit

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    • Proposed as answer by RabanserD Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:39 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:21 AM
  • Yes you can. But you need to take into consideration of the application that is running, if it supports that upgrade.

    Also taking a production server offline for a lengthy upgrade is usually not acceptable.

    Even in supported upgrade paths from previous retail versions to Windows Server 2012 R2, certain server roles that are already installed might require additional preparation or actions for the role to continue functioning after the upgrade. Consult the specific TechNet Library topics for each server role you intend to install for details of additional steps that might be required.

    For more details:

    Performing an in place upgrade of Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2

    Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2


    Regards,

    Satyajit

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:26 AM
  • Hi.

    Yes you can. Here is the link:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrisavis/archive/2013/10/01/performing-an-in-place-upgrade-of-server-2008-r2-to-server-2012-r2.aspx


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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:34 AM
  • You can in-place upgrade but if something goes wrong you may end up with nothing. Better to stand up the new server (or VM) and migrate the roles / applications over.

     

     

     


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

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

    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:18 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, November 20, 2015 2:57 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:34 AM