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October 5th, 2023 19:24

R430 upgrade from Windows server 2012R2 to 2019

Hi All,

I would like to upgrade a R430 server from Windows server 2012R2 to 2019 without reinstalling the system.

But, on official Dell web site, "Dell EMC does not support in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019.".

Anyone ever tried in-place upgrade ?




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October 6th, 2023 06:13

Hello thanks for choosing Dell.
I believe you have purchased Windows 2019 separately. This is best directed to MS, not Dell in my humble opinion.
We can wait to see what other users think about.

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October 6th, 2023 18:02


I'm not sure to understand.

My DELL reference is this :

Do you mean that it's only a software problem but not related to the hardware?

Then would this procedure from MS be functional ?

Best regards,



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06-10-2023 06:27 PM

Hello Gilles,


The first link is just stating that Dell does not support the in-place upgrade.


The R430 is validated for WS2019, but not WS2022.


If you want to do the in-place upgrade and have directions from Microsoft, you could do that.

You may use the Microsoft boards for any questions you may have.

DELL-Charles R

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