Upgrading Windows 2012 x Server to Windows Server 2016+
Please find a way for upgrading simple Windows 2012 x Servers to Windows Server 2016 +
"simple" means Server with (imho) simple rolls such as
- file and print Servers
- hyper-v Server
I understand that complex server scenarios with applications can't not simple upgraded.
However, there are many simple servers, where you could save lots of time with an upgrade.
Check out this :- upgrade-windows-server-2012-windows-server-2016
This might help you out.
I've done these types of upgrades from Windows Server 2008 R2 -> Windows Server 2012 -> Windows Server 2012 R2. While clean install is usually preferred, it is already possible to do an in-place upgrade.