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  Asked By: Andrew    Date: Aug 21    Category: MOSS    Views: 869

We are preparing to move to MOSS 2007 and have setup a migration server and
restored our production SharePoint Server 2003 to the migration server and
followed the instructions in
We ran prescan.exe and installed MOSS 20076 with no updgrade option. We ran
the configuration wizzard and created a new farm. We created an empty web
application and started all required services.

When I tried to add the content database using stsadm.exe I get an access
denied error trying to connected to SP60_config. It appears that db is the
result of the prescan.

I've tried creating a web application and pointing it to the content
database instead of WSS_Content and the process starts but then errors out.
The upgrade log shows a 'null' entrie for site....

We are restoring the migration server to a snapshot of just before the MOSS
2007 install. If we can't get this to work we'll try doing an inplace
upgrade of the portal and see what happens with that.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jaime Weaver     Answered On: Aug 21

I just did a content database migration  and It worked for me, although
it takes a long time. Also stsadm does not provide any kind of feedback.

Are you sure that prescan created a new db for you? That sounds very

Basically this is what I did:
. run prescan
. backup the 2003 content db
. restore the 2003 content db on sql server 2005
. on moss  2007, create a new web app and site collection
. run stsadm to migrate the content.

Answer #2    Answered By: Anibal Baird     Answered On: Aug 21

Our production 2003 portal runs with SQL 2000 and so our migration  test server
is configured exactly as our production server. I didn't mean that prescan
created the db. The db is the SPPS 2003 SP config db. What I meant was I thought
that the prescan did something to the db that would not allow access during the
upgrade process.

Why do your have to backup the database and restore it to SQL 2005 after running
prescan? why couldn't you upgrade your SQL server to 2005 before running the

Answer #3    Answered By: Karla Morrison     Answered On: Aug 21

For permission, you need to make sure that the account you use has the
rights. I used the sharepoint farm account for the migration.

I did what I did because I has a sql 2005 up and running and on the
sql 2000 box I have other dbs which I am not ready for upgrading to
2005. You could upgrade your sql server to 2005 first then run prescan
and then content migration.

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