Solved

upgrade server 08 to server 12

Posted on 2014-10-12
2
175 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-27
A recent install of server 08 on a new machine, has only file server running.   I want to upgrade to server 12 and then add AD, DC, etc.    Best method?
0
Comment
Question by:JerryC101
2 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 40375990
TechNet has a ton of migration guidance for the different server roles on Windows. Simply install and spin up your new server then start migrating roles, one at a time, until done. With such a broad question, the answer will also be broad. Not sure what else to say.
0
 

Author Comment

by:JerryC101
ID: 40407414
I guess I didn't explain what I want clearly enough.
I have a new server with a new install of server 08r2.   It has nothing configured.    I wanted to upgrade it to server 12 r2.  I wanted to know if I could put in the server 12 r2 disc and run an inplace upgrade, so that there is no more server 08r2 and is server 12r2, on the same physical box.  

I just did this so the answer seems to be 'yes'.

Re: the server in the op; that one has server 08r2 with file server config, and that is all.   I had wanted to run server 12r2 originally but it would not install on this machine (it does on other server boxes, just not on this one, which seems to be a known issue with HP), see this earlier question, in which I abandoned the 12 install in favor of 08.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_28494186.html
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Recently, I was assigned the task of performing a hardware refresh in the datacenter. The previous Windows 2008 systems were connected to the SAN via fiber channel HBA’s and among other thing, had PowerPath installed in order to provide sufficient f…
The reason that corporations and businesses use Windows servers is because it supports custom modifications to adapt to the business and what it needs. Most individual users won’t need such powerful options. Here I’ll explain how you can enable Wind…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

816 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now