Upgrade path from Windows Server Standard FE to 2012 Standard

Hi

Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade directly from Windows Server Standard FE (Foundation Edition) to Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition?  

Or, do you have to migrate to Windows 2008 Standard and then upgrade?

We want move a client away from the restricted Small Business edition in an easy a way as possible.

Thanks

Mark.
MarkoIrelandAsked:
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mcdaddy513Commented:
Are you talking about upgrading from 2012 Foundation to 2012 Standard?
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mcdaddy513Commented:
If you are talking about Server 2012 Foundation to Standard, please see the following link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj247582.aspx
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MarkoIrelandAuthor Commented:
Hi mcdaddy513

If you examine the version in the system properties pages it's listed as "Windows Server Standard FE", which I understand is a more limited version of SBS 2008.

So, I guess the question is do I need to migrate to Server 2008 Standard, then go to 2012.  Or can I upgrade straight to 2012 ( guessing not).

Thanks
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MarkoIrelandAuthor Commented:
Should have clarified that I want to migrate to Windows 2012 Standard Edition, not Essentials which I understand can be done.
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mcdaddy513Commented:
You cannot upgrade straight to Server 2012. Yes, your best bet would be to MIGRATE to Server 2012 Standard. You can migrate to 2012, just cannot do an in-place upgrade to 2012. Hope this helps.
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