Our organization (high school) is looking to upgrade our Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server virtual host, hosting a 2008 R2 domain controller VM, and a 2008 R2 print server VM, to Server 2016 Enterprise.
We are looking to do an in-place upgrade to Server 2016 Enterprise by spinning up the VM on a separate virtual host and upgrading. Microsoft's documentation isn't too clear about the pathway from 2008 R2 to 2016, so is there an established in-place upgrade pathway directly from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2016? Or are we required to first upgrade to Server 2012?
Microsoft's support documentation only details upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2, Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012, and Server 2012 to Server 2016.