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I have been asked to help out with administering a windows server 2008 R2 server however, I'm trying to work out what version it has installed so I can work out if I need to upgrade it or not.

Is there a simple way to work out what version is installed?

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Open a PowerShell prompt (console or ISE) and run:

(gwmi Win32_OperatingSystem).Name

(Other properties of Win32_OperatingSystem include all sorts of useful information.)

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Go to the Start menu and right click Computer and select Properties from the context menu. From that window, see Windows Edition at the top.

If you don't actually have a reason to upgrade, you probably don't need to.

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