So I believe its safe to assume that all of you Sysadmins out there are as busy as I am with upgrading all of those legacy servers still running 2008 / 2008 R2 in anticipation of the “end of life” (January 14, 2020 to be exact) date soon approaching.
It’s been a heck of a ride thus far but there’s a question that came to mind: Which version of Windows Server are you upgrading to? 2012? 2012 R2? 2016? 2019?
Believe it or not…if you have the time or if it needs to be done out of necessity, Microsoft has published a road map of how to perform in place upgrades (3 to be exact) to get from 2008 (R2 or not) to 2019.
Obviously in a perfect world, you may not want to take this route but if you have no other choice, it may be worth giving this road map (found here) a look!
Also, don’t forget to let us know which version of Windows Server is your final destination… 🙂