Problem upgrading 2008R2 to 2016

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by julka, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. julka

    julka MDL Novice

    Aug 15, 2015
    Hi everyone,

    I have a 2008R2 Enterprise 6.1 Build 7601
    More info regarding this server :
    Edition ID : X15-34685
    Name : Windows Server(R), ServerEnterprise edition
    Description : Windows Operating System - Windows Server (R), OEM_SLP channel
    Family : ServerEnterprise
    License Status : Activated
    Error Code : 0 as licensed
    Key type : Retail
    EULA : Retail

    This server is updated fully.(also SP1)

    I have a problem upgrading it to 2016.
    I have tried the following ISOs :

    They all say, that it upgrade can't be done, as this version is different than the installed. I can only choose to install as a fresh install.

    I have tried to upgrade to 2012 R2 using this ISO :

    This allows me to make the upgrade keeping everything intact.

    Now - if I try now to upgrade the upgraded 2012R2 to 2016 using one of the ISOs mentioned above :

    I'm allowed to make the upgrade keeping everything.

    Could someone direct me, how to proceed - as I think, I have the wrong ISO file to make a successful upgrade.

    I would rather upgrade directly from 2008R2 to 2016 skiping the 2012R2.

    Thanks for any suggestions

  2. tester_02

    tester_02 MDL Novice

    Feb 14, 2011
    Google is your friend.
    I can't post a link. so google.. 2008r2 to 2016 upgrade, and the first technet result is the one you want.
    You cannot upgrade from 2008r2 directly to 2016
    2012R2 is your mid-step upgrade, and you have confirmed it will work based on your post.
    I've had lots of luck on upgrades since 7/2008r2 so I am thinking it will work well for you.

    Have fun...