upgrade from Server WIN 2008

Hi Experts,

on one site we have an old server on premise.
This server is WIN 2008, not R2.
The server has roles like AD,DNS,DHCP and File and Printserver.

Is it possible to upgrade to WIN2012R2 ?
Or what do you recommend in this situation ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Muhammad MullaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would recommend a new install on different hardware or VM and migrating the roles to the new server.

An in place upgrade of non-R2 2008 to 2012 R2 is not supported, as in the table at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn303416.aspx
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I see.
on my small site I have planned a mini datacenter from DELL -> VRTX.
Here I want to virtulize my servers which I need.

Should I put all roles again on one vm or better split it up ?
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Muhammad MullaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You could do either. It would depend on your circumstances.

Things to consider would be:

Windows licensing
Load
Server spec

For a small site I would suggest maybe AD, DNS, DHCP on one VM and File and Print on a second.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks a lot.
Lets say first I will make a p2v to my new vmware solution.
And later I start with new vm´s and migrate all roles and services.
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Muhammad MullaCommented:
That would be a good starting point.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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