How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019
As you understand the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 run out assistance on January 14 th,2020 Client will require to update their Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a more recent variation of Windows Server or move these servers to Microsoft Azure and get 3 years of extended security assistance free of charge, which will provide you more time to update your servers, redeploy your apps or rearchitect your applications. If you wish to have more info about how to move your servers to Azure, take a look at the Azure migration center There are numerous methods you can move your server applications to a more recent variation of Windows Server. This article covers how you in-place upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server2019 You can discover more details about Windows Server 2019 setups and upgrades on Microsoft Docs

To assist you with Windows Server upgrades, the Windows Server group produced Windows Server Upgrade Center, which provides you detailed assistance for improving your datacenter.

Upgrade course

You can straight do an in-place upgrade to Windows Server 2019 from Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This indicates, to update from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019, you will have 2 successive upgrade procedures.

  • First, you update Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Secondly, you will update Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2019

Windows Server Upgrade Paths Diagram Windows Server Upgrade Paths Diagram

Not all server functions and applications are supported to be moved in older variations of Windows Server. Check out the particular documents for your os situation, for instance updating functions to Windows Server 2016 As an option, you can likewise redeploy the applications on a fresh setup of Windows Server 2019.

Planning the Upgrade

Before you begin in-place upgrade your servers, ensure you prepare your upgrade and make certain you have all the info, to prevent surprises at the end of the migration. The Windows Server Upgrade Center assists you with a list that includes, for instance, the following:

  • What software application and functions are set up on the server and are they supported and dealing with more recent variations of Windows Server. I suggest doing a software application stock and examine if the applications and functions are supported.
  • Have some tests prepared to examine if the application still works after the upgrade. It is an advantage to go through these tests prior to the upgrade also, so you can validate whatever is working properly.
  • If it is a physical server, do you have motorists and firmware updates for the brand-new Windows Server variation readily available?
  • Think about backup software application and anti-virus, you may require to uninstall these throughout the upgrade procedure and re-install it after the upgrade is done.
  • Make sure your server is current and completely covered prior to doing an in-place upgrade.
  • Planning the timeframe for the upgrade. In-place upgrades take a while, make certain you have a long adequate upkeep window prepared. Make sure you interact the upkeep window, so users understand that the application or service is not offered.
  • Make sure you have a backup of the server prior to you begin the upgrade procedure, and make certain you can likewise bring back from that particular backup.
  • If possible, test the upgrade procedure with a non-production server.
  • Make sure you have adequate disk area for the upgrade.
  • Gather your system info prior to the upgrade.

Collect system details

Before you begin the upgrade procedure you must likewise gather the following system info. You can utilize the following to commands. Please conserve the output on another place.

 mkdir C:  details systeminfo > C:  information  systeminfo.txt ipconfig/ all > C:  details  ipconfig.txt

Please copy and conserve the systeminfo.txt and ipconfig.txt file on another system.

Windows Server Systeminfo Windows Server Systeminfo

Before continuing with the In-place Upgrade

I understand I have actually discussed it in the past, ensure you have a backup you can bring back of the server you are carrying out the in-place upgrade. Make sure that you are mindful that the following upgrade procedures trigger downtime.

Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Insert the setup media for Windows Server 2012 R2 and begin the setup.exe

Click Install now

Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Setup.jpg

If your server is linked to the web, ensure you click Go online to set up updates now (advised) This will download the most recent updates to the installer.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Setup.jpg

Enter the Windows Server License Key for Windows Server 2012 R2 if required. If you are not requested the license secret, you can avoid that action.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Key.jpg

Select the best Windows Server edition you wish to set up. Make sure you pick Server with a GUI or Server Core Installation, depending on your requirements.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System.jpg

Read and accept the license terms. Select I accept the license terms

Windows Server 2012 R2 License terms.jpg

For an in-place upgrade choose Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and applications

Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrade.jpg

The setup will examine the application compatibility and develop a compatibility report.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Compatibility report.jpg

Next, press Confirm to begin updating Windows.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrading.jpg

The setup will finish and immediately reboot. When the upgrade is done, you will see the Windows Server 2012 R2 logon screen.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Logon Screen.jpg

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