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Windows server 2008 R2 Licensed Version cannot able to upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter evaluation?

We are upgrading the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Licensed version to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation version, but whenever I'm trying to install the windows 2012 R2, there is one Compatibility Report showing "Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter cannot be upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation(Server with a GUI). You can choose to install a new copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation(Server with a GUI)."

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Evaluation media cannot be used to perform an in-place upgrade. You'll need licensed installation media in order to proceed.

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@JinsonJohn-0074
Hi,
You cannot upgrade from a retail/licensed version to an evaluation version as stated in Evaluation Versions and Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012.
The table below briefly summarizes which already licensed (that is, not evaluation) Windows operating systems can be upgraded to which editions of Windows Server 2012.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/jj574204(v=ws.11)?redirectedfrom=MSDN
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Any progress or updates?

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