Windows Server 2016 upgrade to Sever 2022

Allen47 6 Reputation points

Dear Support,

I am trying to upgrade Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2022 and wish to keep files, settings and apps.

This option is 'greyed out', leaving only 'Nothing' as the available option.

Please can you advise on how to overcome this problem?

Thank you,


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  1. Allen47 6 Reputation points

    Hi DSPatrick,

    I checked the log files in the 'Panther' folder, and found several errors (0xC1800104 and others).

    Ran the following commands:
    Dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    Dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
    Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    And the installation is now progressing!

    Many thanks for your help,


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  2. Allen47 6 Reputation points

    Hi DSPAtrick,

    Sorry - spoke too soon!!

    Now have the error 0xC1900101 - 0x20017
    The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during the BOOT operation.

    I see on other posts you have helped others with this problem - I'll try working through those!

    Best wishes,


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  3. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP

    Sounds like some hardware errors. I'd confirm here and with server manufacturer about support for Server 2022

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

  4. Allen47 6 Reputation points

    Hi DSPatrick,

    I went through the installation process again, but did not allow any checking for installation updates, and it all installed without any further problems. Carried out the necessary operating system upgrades, and all appears to be functioning correctly.

    Many thanks for you help!

    Just one further question - the original Server 2016 had the facility to e-mail a 'Health Check' - has that been removed from Server 2022? I haven't been able to find it in my brief examination of the options.

    I really appreciate your help,

    Best wishes,


  5. LUIS DIAZ 0 Reputation points

    hi, im having the same issue. we buyed windows server 2022 std and we got the cd key stiker (no dvd) wich said we must download iso from eval center. when i try to upgrade 2016 with that iso i can't upgrade, just make a fresh install. Where can i download the full iso or how can i upgrade withou having to full install every server again?

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