Can you do an in place OS upgrade of a server running AD LDS? Are there special pre and post steps that need to be done?

We plan on doing an in place upgrade on the OS for our AD LDS servers from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2 soon. Can this be done without issue? Are there any special steps you need to do prior and post upgrade? I have done this with a domain controller but never with an AD LDS server. We have 3 regions and plan on doing all servers (each region has 2 AD LDS replica partners).

Thanks in advance for your answers.
Don HarveyAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
It can be done.  No special steps.  However, I never recommend in-place upgrades.  Well documented servers are easy to build clean and migrate data.  ADLDS has a very good data migration story behind it and you don't get the crustiness of in-place upgrades.  And while already done, that is doubly true for domain controllers.   Given how AD replicates, I can't ever think of a reason I'd do an in-place upgrade.

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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
Can't endorse Cliff's comment enough.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Given how AD replicates, I can't ever think of a reason I'd do an in-place upgrade.
Not that I disagree but in-place upgrades have come a long way. I can upgrade a remote physical server long distance from head office in 15min, only 5min of which DC is unavailable.
Don HarveyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input. We have decided to not do an in place upgrade but to build a new server and migrate the AD LDS data.
Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
Cliff's answer was the best one.
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