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Upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

I have a retail 2012 R2 valid product key that I want to use for a home lab and want to upgrade to Server 2019.
I see the upgrade path/process is clearly documented but I can no longer find a software ISO for Server 2019.
It was really a disappointment when Microsoft tossed out the Technet subscription; I was a fan of being able to stand up product in my home lab environment.
Does anyone know how or where to download server 2019 software for this type of upgrade?

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The evaluation center downloads are currently broken but that wouldn't work anyway. You cannot do an in-place upgrade using evaluation media. There are no public downloads of licensed server install media. Some options may be a VS subscription or a volume center logon. If you're purchasing Server 2019 then the vendor should provide access to licensed installation media.

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Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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