Windows Server 2008 R2 End Of Life and Upgrade
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:48:48 PM »
Windows Server 2008 R2 will reach to end of life on January 14, 2020. That means, you will not get any updates including security updates after this date. It is essential that you migrate your existing Windows Server 2008 R2 to higher version. There are two option available as follow:

[1] Perform in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2

If you wish to retain your existing data and settings, you can attempt to perform in-place upgrade. You can refer our following KB that will help you to perform in-place upgrade:

Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2

[2] Migration to another server with higher operating system (Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016)

You can setup a new server with higher operating system (Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016) and then manually migrate your data from old Windows Server 2008 R2.

- Kailash