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How to migrate Windows Server 2008 SE to Windows 2012 R2 Standard?

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I can't find a technet article describing the steps to do this migration. Thoughts?
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by:MAS
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Hi,
Please elaborate what are you trying to achieve. i.e. What is the role of current server?

If you are trying to upgrade please check this
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2012/10/23/upgrading-to-windows-server-2012-part-1/

If you are upgrading Domain controller please check this
https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/identity/ad-ds/deploy/upgrade-domain-controllers-to-windows-server-2012-r2-and-windows-server-2012

Thanks
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by:aragornrick
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The 2008 FE server is running AD. We are trying to migrate the users and sql database to a new 2012 STD R2 server that is not connected the AD just yet.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Please SPELL OUT the edition of server you have - so far your title says "SE" - which I take to mean "Standard Edition" and your subsequent comment says "FE" - which could be "Foundation Edition" - one has some potentially serious restrictions!
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by:aragornrick
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My bad. The SBS console led me to believe it is SBS 2008. It has exchange 2007 and I have thought it was SBS all along. Now when I check control panel system  it says Windows Server Standard FE as in Frank Edward. See pic

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by:aragornrick
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Okay. I resolved my questions / issues and connected the 2012 server to the domain and transferred the fsmo roles. Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.
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