Can't upgrade 2008 R2 server using the 2012 eval ISO...

asked 2020-06-09T22:48:24.157+00:00
Alan Manning 121 Reputation points

I have a 2008 R2 server that I licensed using my MAPS subscription long ago. I still have MAPS but older versions of Windows Server are not available, only the latest are available for DL.

I can't seem to upgrade 2008 R2 using the 2012 eval ISO as it says upgrade from retail to trial version is not supported.

How can I upgrade my 2008 R2 server?? I need to get to at least 2012 (or beyond).
Thanks for any help.

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  1. answered 2020-06-09T22:49:55.45+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.2K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    You cannot use evaluation media to perform and in-place upgrade. Windows Server is not currently supported here on QnA. They're actively answering question in dedicated forums here.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=winservergen

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=winserver8gen

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  1. answered 2020-06-09T23:22:42.227+00:00
    Alan Manning 121 Reputation points

    Thanks for the info. I reposted in the server forum.