First hands-on Upgrading Windows Server 2016 TP2 to TP3 #easy #upgrade #ws2016 #WinServ   Leave a comment

Now that Windows Server 2016TP3 is there we can test all the new stuff the in place upgrade was just 10 min downtime that is great. and my SCVMM and SQL server still worked. get the bits here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.

As a reminder, these are early pre-release builds. Many of the features and scenarios are still in development. As such, these builds are not intended for production environments, labs, nor full evaluations. This is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release.

Need more information about the next version of Windows Server? See what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3.

 

The upgrade is done in just a few steps I used a System center Virtual Machine Manager VM to upgrade ( with SQL2016 and SCVMM TP2 )

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Want to keep or wipe the server. and

 

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Setup encountered a problem and was unable to determine whether Hyper-V features can be upgraded. For more information about Hyper-V upgrade requirements, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512570.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512570  VmConfigurationVersion vmname or vmobject

 

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In just 10 Minutes Winking smile 

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So what to expect when upgrading  there a a whole lot of new things in 2016 new in this release :

 

Windows Server Containers

What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server Technical

What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server Technical Preview.

What’s new in Hyper-V in Technical Preview.

What’s New in Windows Server Antimalware Overview for Windows Server Technical Preview.

What’s New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016.

What’s New in File and Storage Services in Windows Server Technical Preview.

What’s New in Web Application Proxy in Windows Server Technical Preview.

What’s New in Networking in Windows Server Technical Preview.

Posted August 19, 2015 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows Server 2016

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