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chrislynch

Upgrade Windows Server 2012 to R2 with Native Boot VHD

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Is it possible to upgrade Windows Server 2012 to Server 2012 R2 when Native VHD Boot is used? So far I have found it's not possible. I've looked through the DISM documentation and it mentions offline updated, but I do believe that refers to OS patching, not direct upgrades.

If this isn't possible, why not? I would imagine folks would rather upgrade an OS than deploy new for things like Domain Controllers, infrastructure servers, or even client OS like Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

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Yes, I'm well aware of the error message when you run setup manually. That's why I'm asking if DISM or another method can be used to upgrade the OS without a complete re-install or V2P2V.

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