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Upgrade Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials?

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I'm unable to find an answer to my specific question on the "internet(s)".  Everything I search finds upgrading from Server 2003 Business to Server 2012 essentials, NOT server 2003 Standard R2 to Essentials 2012.  Does anybody know if this can be done?  This 2003 server is also running Active Directory with about 12 users on a 10PC network.  

Also, I'm needing to install SQL server 2012 Standard on this 2012 Essentials box.  Should I have any issues installing that?
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You won't find any official guidance, but yes it can be done. Follow the SBS migration guides and skip the steps you don't need.

As far as SQL goes, in the 2012 era I'd not run it on any domain controller. So far everything I've seen os anecdotal, but yes I suspect you'll hit odd problems.
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Thanks for the info, I am leaning towards sql 2008 standard r2 with sp1 because of the licensing per server instead of core.  I will only have 4-5 users hitting the database for POS.  Do you think I'd have performance problems?  It's a quadcore amd 3.4ghz with 16gb mem, 2tb storage raid 1.
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Not likely performance problems, but because DCs don't get traditional local accounts, services can behave strangely or be less secure. If you have the hardware to handle ot, virtualizing two instances would be the more preferable solution.
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