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Upgrade Azure VM Server 2012 r2 to 2019

I have been tasked with upgrading a handful of VMs that live on Azure. With these VMs it will be hard to build new machines and migrate all the files. So I am following the advice found on this article:

performing-an-in-place-system-upgrade-is-not-supported-on-windows-base

But when I download the vhd and load it locally there is no option to upgrade, so the question is: do I need my own copy and license to upgrade this locally?

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Sorry, new info, looks like you cannot in-place upgrade them unless you move them local, do the upgrade, move them back to azure

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4014997/performing-an-in-place-system-upgrade-is-not-supported-on-windows-base

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An in-place upgrade 2012 R2 to 2019 is supported but much cleaner / safer to clean install, patch fully and migrate. To perform an in-place upgrade of windows you can run setup.exe from the root of the installation media.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/upgrade/upgrade-overview

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So does that mean I need a licensed copy of Server 2019?

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