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Can I make inplace upgrade from windows 2008 to 2012?

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I have a server with Windows 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010 installed, we have Windows assurance and we want to upgrade this server to Windows 2012 and Exchange 2013, can I make an inplace upgrade?, Or I need to move the services to another server, format, reinstall and then move back the services?
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So the answer pet Microsoft is yes you can upgrade in place
Occasionally there is only 1 server and you have no option.....
But if you have any flexibility you should built a new seever and migrate some data
This is more work for setup/build
But a cleaner job which will be l3ss probl3matic in the long run
Seth SimmonsLead Systems Administrator
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So the answer pet Microsoft is yes you can upgrade in place

where does it say that?
exchange has not supported in-place upgrades since exchange 2000

In-Place upgrade from Server 2008R2 to Server 2012 with Exchange 2010 installed
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_28410394.html
AmitIT Architect
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Possible, Yes it is. if current server is not in use. What you are looking, using your current server hardware, so you can use it, until it is not used for other purpose. Format it, install 2012, install Exchange 2013.
Gareth GudgerSolution Architect
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You can't upgrade from a 32bit version of the OS to the 64bit versions.

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Both are 64 bits..... but yes, we are using Exchange 2010 and we want to upgrade it to Exchange 2013....
So, in place upgrade is out of the question right?... :(

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but, Can I migrate Exchange to another server, uninstall Exchange, upgrade Windows 2008 to 2012 , install Exchange 2013, and then migrate all mailboxes again, will it work?, or it´s better a fresh install?
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Thank you all for the information!!
We just acquire a new server!! I´ll do as you all recommended, install the new server, move everything, then bring it back once the new version of Windows/exchange is installed on the old server.

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