Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade

In-place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2

I’m not a big fan of In-place Windows Upgrades, especially in the server environment. But we had some servers with a small application running on Windows Server 2008, so we decided to in-place upgrade this server to Windows Server 2008 R2. Now guess what, it worked. If the hardware and all applications are compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2, you can try to upgrade.

You can also check out the Windows Server Upgrade Center, which helps you to find different upgrade scenarios.

  1. Start Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD or attached ISO file.
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade
  2. Choose Operation System
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade
  3. Now choose Upgrade
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade
  4. Check the compatibly report
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade
  5. Upgrading Windows
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade
  6. After that Windows reboot and if everything worked, you have now a Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2008 R2

I hope this gives you a quick look at how you can in-place upgrade Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.