A client is running Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit in her dentistry practice. I want to move her off 2008 before the end-of-support date, January 15, 2020, as simply as I can. I have to move to a 64-bit server, to allow us to install the latest dental practice management software she uses, Dentrix.
Is there any path forward that involves just upgrading in place, so I don't have to deal with the server settings and application installations? I'd rather not flatten this server, unless there's no other way. They don't use domain accounts -- I think they're using this for fairly simple file serving.
Please describe the path forward, whatever it is, in as much detail as I might need, to accomplish this. Thanks, Experts!