A process of Changing Operating system without performing a clean installation and inserting new features is called Upgrade. Although Microsoft isn’t recommending us to upgrade, instead they recommend us to use migration. but again it is better to learn How to upgrade Windows Server 2012 r2 to Windows Server 2016?
Although Microsoft has released a new feature in Windows Server 2016 which is called Cluster OS Rolling upgrading. This allows you how to upgrade the Server, but don’t worry in the future I will Perform Cluster rolling too inside an article with step by step guide. But before that take a look at the requirements of Windows Server 2016.
In this article, I will use ISO to upgrade from windows Server 2012 r2 to windows Server 2016. But before that download the source files.
Note: If you are performing it in any Virtual Machines so you also need download any virtual machine like:
Upgrade Windows Server 2012 r2 to Windows Server 2016
Step #1. Open windows Server 2012 r2.
Step #2. Insert windows Server DVD.
Step #3. Double click on DVD, wait for some seconds. A menu will appear, wait until it should be completed.
Step #4. When that completes you will be direct to Get more updates. Here you have two options, you need to select one them, I have selected Download and install updates. Microsoft also recommends this option rather than the second one.
Step #5. After that in Select image window, select the operating system version. Whether a standard or Datacenter, a Core or GUI (Graphic User Interface) version. I have selected the fourth which is Datacenter GUI.
Step #6. In Applicable notices and license terms select window accept the license and agreement by click Accept.
Step #7. Here you are in What to keep Window? You have two options, you need to select one of them. I have selected the second one.
Note: If you have licenced the server from Microsoft the Keep Personal files and apps option will be enabled, otherwise it won’t. That’s why I have selected the second one.
Step #8. After selecting Nothing in the last step, a popup window will appear for confirmation. It will ask you Do you want to continue using this selection. Select “Yes” and go on.
Step #9. When you reach to Ready to install window click Install to install the server 2016 on server 2012 r2.
Step #10. Wait for some minutes and you will be direct to Installing Windows Server 2016. During this Process your computer will restart several times.
Step #11. After several times restarts, you will be direct to Hi there page. Select your country, Language.
Step #12. Select the license agreement by clicking accept.
Step #13. Enter your Password and go on.
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