Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Can MS Server 2008 R2 Datacenter be upgraded (downgraded) to Server 2012 Standard

Posted on 2013-01-22
1
Medium Priority
?
592 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
I have Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter running on a dual core machine with currently two VMs.  This setup is used for development and testing but we do need the two vms.  2012 Datacenter does not appear to be offered in our MS Action Pack license but Standard is.  Can we upgrade, as in, not have to do a full re-install, from Datacenter to Standard?  It appears Standard will do everything we need.
0
Comment
Question by:hconant
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 1000 total points
ID: 38805115
Nope, sorry. You can't downgrade to a lower edition, even if the OS is newer.
See "Supported upgrade paths" here:
Installing Windows Server 2012
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134246.aspx
And "Upgrading previous retail versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2012" here:
Evaluation Versions and Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every system administrator encounters once in while in a problem where the solution seems to be a needle in haystack.  My needle was an anti-virus version causing problems with my Exchange server. I have an HP DL350 with Windows Server 2008 Stand…
Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question