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Migrating SharePoint web app to new URL

  Asked By: Utpal    Date: Dec 10    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 1689

As part of our upgrade from Moss07 to SharePoint 2010, we are changing our
primary SharePoint URL. I think I can capture most of the hard links in various
places within SharePoint itself (wikis/lists/etc) and correct them.

However, I'm most concerned about all the links in our users' Outlook 2007
profiles such as "SharePoint Lists" in Mail, "Other Calendars" in Calendars,
"Other Tasks" in Tasks, etc. I'm not sure if these will need to be recreated
manually or if there's some way to do this more easily for users.

Does anyone have experience changing their SharePoint URL, tips/tricks, gotchas,



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Palash Gohain     Answered On: Dec 10

Take a look at alternate access mappings.


This will allow you to take existing content and push it using a different URL.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kacy Bright     Answered On: Dec 10

One tidbit I didn't mention - we are leaving one web application on the old MOSS
farm and it is keeping the old URL. So, AAM will not do it.

Answer #3    Answered By: Amisha Bhansali     Answered On: Dec 10

If you're keeping your original URL while moving the content to a new URL then I
don't see a way of preserving your Office settings.

Answer #4    Answered By: Juana Daugherty     Answered On: Dec 10

How about an HttpHandler that catches the request and redirects as it needs?

Answer #5    Answered By: Jeana Ratliff     Answered On: Dec 10

A few years back we merged a stand alone sharepoint web app into our main
corporate web app. We used a default.master redirect on the old sites to
redirect users to the new sites for a couple of month before taking it down.
We still use this for site migrations and it works pretty well. The only
problem is that it does not capture users that link directly to a document,
all others will get he redirect page. As part of our site migration script
we set sites to read only after a migration to keep data from getting out of

Answer #6    Answered By: Rohit Kushwaha     Answered On: Dec 10

You may want to give this a look-

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