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

I can't find a technet article describing the steps to do this migration. Thoughts?
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MAS (MVE)Technical Department HeadCommented:
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

If you are upgrading Domain controller please check this

aragornrickAuthor Commented:
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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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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!
aragornrickAuthor Commented:
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

aragornrickAuthor Commented:
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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