I've been trying to understand how to upgrade from from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition) and I can't find the installer/upgrade to download anywhere.

Does someone know where to get the upgrade?



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To upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2, you can use the installation media of Windows Server 2012 R2. During the setup process, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to perform a clean install or an Upgrade.

If you have a valid license but no installation media, you should be able to download it via the official site. Choose to try the product, you will be redirected to the download page.


Here is an additional post that will interest you. It contains a link to the TechNet article about the upgrade path.

Microsoft License Windows 2012 R2

Hope this helps.

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