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Upgrading Windows Server 2008

How can I remotely upgrade a server running Windows Web Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2008 R2? Do any remote access tools allow me to do this?

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marked as duplicate by Wesley, Ward, voretaq7 Dec 7 '12 at 16:38

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Most modern server hardware already includes a remote access/lights out access system. What server hardware is this running on? – music2myear Feb 11 '12 at 3:39

What you'll be doing is "migrating," not upgrading. To accomplish this you should have some kind of remote access card or KVM set up. Of course, you will need to back up your current setup.

With that said, it's perfectly valid to do bare-metal installs remotely. Remote access cards are worth every penny.

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