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Migrating from Sharepoint Services 3.0 to Sharepoint Server 2007 Ent

  Asked By: Roxanne    Date: Aug 31    Category: MOSS    Views: 1175

I was wondering how difficult or buggy it is to complete upgrade from
Sharepoint Services 3.0 to Sharepoint Server 2007 Enterprise.

I am currently waiting on red-tape to get Sharepoint Server 2007 that
may take longer then I can wait.

If I were to create a production level implementation using Sharepoint
Services 3.0 and I was given the green light to get Sharepoint Server
2007 Enterprise, how hard is that to upgrade site.

Has anyone done this before?

Are there pitfalls I would encounter?

Would I need to re-create everything?

I would have an entire Intranet structure set up, with AD groups, and
teams and groups etc....



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Aug 31

Since SharePoint Server 2007 is just an additional set of services  that
load on top of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 it is not particularly
difficult or buggy to upgrade later. Basically you just run the setup
program to add the binaries to the system, re-run the configuration
wizard to reset the Central Admin site, and upgrade the license key in
Central Admin. Your old sites would still be in place and still work.
So as long as you don't need the Office SharePoint Server 2007
functionality in the meantime its not a problem

Answer #2    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Aug 31

I have been testing this myself. My plan is to upgrade one farm of two
web applications and two WFE's with about 7,000 site collections. The
only thing I have found so far (we had custom site def) is before I
installed I had to remove the content databases from WSS. Do he
install then re add the databases -- I could not do that with the
console I had to use stsadm.


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