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Copy simple site from WSS# to MOSS using site template

  Asked By: Sandy    Date: Jan 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 1580

We have an existing WSS3 site and a new MOSS one. Network admin does not want to migrate ANY content from WSS# to MOSS - instead, wants to require 100+ users to recreate their document libraries and lists and re-enter their calendar entries on new site.

The sites on WSS3 are simple team sites with document libraries, links lists and calendars with many entries. No workflows, versioning, alerts, data connections or custom views. Can we save each site as a site template including content, save it locally and upload it to MOSS to use as a basis for creating the new site on MOSS?



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Answer #1    Answered By: Jose Scott     Answered On: Jan 26

First off, just because your server is MOSS, doesn't mean you can't still run plain ol' team sites on it; it just means you have the option to have more and different kinds of site  templates. I think the great limited factor is going to be if you have created special site columns in your old site, because there's no good way of bringing those over to a new site. In terms of migrating the content, I know your network  admin said "no", but is it possible that you could give them a .bat file for them to run and tell them all they need to do is essentially double click it? Would they be open to it if it was very little work?

Take a look at this post to see a couple options for migrating content  between site collections. A lot of these depend on the "stsadm" tool, which is a command line tool used by SharePoint administrators. If you could create a bat file using the stsadm tool and give it to the administrator, you might be able to save your site off to the file system and import the sites back into your new site fairly easily.


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