2

I'm following a Microsoft upgrade scenario to perform an in-place upgrade on a VM running Server 2008 R2. I'm trying to upgrade to Server 2012 R2. The document limitations show that "Windows Servers configured to “Boot from VHD” cannot be upgraded using In-place Upgrade." Does this mean that I can't upgrade a VM in this way? Don't all VMs boot from a VHD? I was under the assumption that I could perform the upgrade of the VM after reading other places on Microsoft's website, but it seems to be contradicting info.

4

They mean a machine that is set to boot from a VHD via the boot menu, not a VM that boot from a harddisk, that is in fact a VHD on disk on the Hypervisor. There is a subtility there.

For more information, Boot to a virtual hard disk: Add a VHDX or VHD to the boot menu

  • Ah, that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the info! – Tim Sep 18 at 19:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.