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migrate from 2008 essentials to standard 2012

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Hello, I have a 2008 essentials server. I purchased a new 2012 standard server. I am planning to migrate services and users to the new server and shutdown the old server.

Is there a correct way to move the AD from the 2008 essentials to 2012 standard? With separate hardware? No in place upgrades.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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There is no such product as 2008 essentials. Knowing (accurately) what product you are on would help us give you better guidance. If you can check that and get back to us...
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Here are the 2008 versions

Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
Windows Web Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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sorry 2008 foundation
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If you are running Windows 2008 Foundation SP2, you can only upgrade to Windows 2008  Standard r2
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Then you can upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/dn527667
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Not fully what I am asking, I have new hardware, these articles seem to be for same hardware upgrades.
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