We currently have SCVMM 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 PC.

We are looking to upgrade the server to Server 2012 (possibly R2). Is Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 a supported or compatible operating system to run SCVMM 2008 R2 on?

Basically, I need to find out whether or not can we install our existing licensed SCVMM 2008 R2 onto this server if we upgrade it, or if we would need to get a copy of SCVMM 2012/2012 R2?

  • I will agree its part licensing, however the core concern is a SW compatibility question – gregg Jan 8 '15 at 22:14
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    I've edited your question to just concern itself with the technical aspect of whether or not SCVMM will install and/or run on Server 2012/2012 R2. However, as someone who's been deploying both 2012 and 2012 R2 since they became available, I advise in the strongest possible terms that you not even consider upgrading to Server 2012. Upgrade to Server 2012 R2, or not at all. – HopelessN00b Jan 9 '15 at 4:25

Unfortunately, Windows Server 2012 doesn't support SCVMM 2008 R2, it only supports SCVMM 2012 SP1.

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  • Can you site a source pls? – gregg Feb 17 '15 at 15:12
  • That doesn't explicitly state 2012 isn't supported. Probably because it hasn't been updated since 2010. This is probably the best I am going to get though :( I'd love to see it addressed directly by Microsoft – gregg Feb 20 '15 at 16:53

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