In-place upgrade of Hyper-V Server 2k8 R2 to Full Server 2k8 w/Hyper-v role

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have an installation of Hyper-V Server 2k8 R2 and wish to upgrade the installation to Full Server 2,8 w/Hyper-v role.  Any way to do this?  Easy or RPIA?
Question by:Wings1
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    Since Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is based on Win2K8 R2 Enterprise, that is the direction to take ... but ultimately there is no in-place upgrade.

    If using VMM, then live migrate the VMs to another H-V 2K8 R2 box and flatten the existing box to do a fresh install of Win2K8 R2 Enterprise with GUI or Server Core (?).


    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the accurate (I guess) answer.  It wasn't necessarily the answer I was hoping for, but realistically, the answer I expected!

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