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Incorporating a WSS 3.0 site collection in a MOSS 2007 Portal

  Asked By: Elton    Date: Jun 18    Category: MOSS    Views: 1416

Does anyone know the best way to do this?

My client has a WSS 3.0 implementation and a MOSS 2007 implementation
and they want to combine the two.

Is there any way to bring the WSS site collection(s) into the portal?



10 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jeremey Avery     Answered On: Jun 18

Just export the WSS Site Collection using STSADM and import it into the
MOSS farm?

Answer #2    Answered By: Mariel Ferrell     Answered On: Jun 18

Do I need to create a new site  collection and link to it?
Is there no way to make it a top level site (collection) in the portal?

Answer #3    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Jun 18

I think that you create a top-level site  based on the Blank Site
Template on the target environment where you want to deploy the Site
Collection. The import will overwrite it.

Answer #4    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Jun 18

Unless you want the site  to be folded into the MOSS Url you can just go
into the WSS site's site settings and in the Site Collection
Administration column click on the Portal Site connection link. Add the
name and URL of the top level site of the Portal and the WSS site will
now have a Portal link in the Global Breadcrumb in the top left corner
of the site. You can then add the WSS site as a content Source in the
Portal's SSP and add the SSP as the one the WSS site is using for
search. You should probably add a link in the MOSS navigation down to
the Top level site of the WSS site also.

Answer #5    Answered By: Daamodar Bhadranavar     Answered On: Jun 18

I tried doing a backup and restore and this is the message I got..

Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and canno
t be restored to a server running the current version. The backup file should be
restored to a server with version '' or later.

Any idea what this means and how I can fix it?

Answer #6    Answered By: Destiny Lewis     Answered On: Jun 18

I wonder if a WSS-only install has a different version number
than a MOSS install. That would suck.

Do you have SP1 installed in either environment?

Answer #7    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Jun 18

I found out that sp1 had been installed on the wss  server..The sp for MOSS
hasn't been installed yet.
My worry is that if I install the sp1 for moss  that I will still have the same

Answer #8    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Jun 18

The WSS and MOSS version
numbers are kept in sync. 6039 was from the August or October Hot Fix.

Answer #9    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Jun 18

I will try to get our moss  server updated with the service pack.

Answer #10    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Jun 18

It means that the WSS server was not patched with any Service Packs but
the MOSS server was. I forget which SP build 6039 is, but you will
probably need to get both systems up to SP1 and try again.