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  Asked By: Fredrick    Date: May 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 503

We currently have WSS2.0 on SBS2003. We're now considering moving it to
our new Server(2003R2 Standard Edition). We don't know how to do this
... and neither does our Server consultant.

My personal feeling is that since we're not retiring the old server
(4yrs old) but are moving all our files, Exchange and SQL onto two new
servers, that perhaps we should just leave the old machine as our web



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tiana Whitaker     Answered On: May 05

It all depends on how much customization you've done. You can use
STSADM to back your site collections up, and restore them to another
instance of WSS as long as it's at exactly the same patch level. Here
are a list of things that are NOT included in that backup that you'll
have to migrate over manually if they apply:

Web Parts:

If you've installed any web parts on your SBS box, you'll have to
install them on your WSS box.

Managed Paths:

If you have any managed paths defined on the SBS box you'll have to
define them on the WSS box.

Code changes:

If you've changed anything in the 60 hive (C:\program files\common
files\microsoft shared\web server  extensions\60) then you'll have to
make those same changes on the WSS box.

I think that's it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Alice Chandler     Answered On: May 05

To use the old SBS server  as a web server you may need to keep it
disconnected (logically or physically) from the new system - as SBS
wants/needs to be the FSMO role holder in any network it is on. It will
not allow itself to be reduced to member status (blocked by the OS), and
will not allow an install to be incomplete (must become an SBS server -
another block) or will shut down in 30 days.

If you can operate with it disconnected from your primary network and
the license remains valid (if using a Transition pack it would not be
valid as an SBS install anymore) then you could use it as the web

Answer #3    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: May 05

We've taken it all for granted as it was part of the SBS package and now
realize that we're getting into more complicated territory. Thanks for
the heads-up, that really assists in the decision making

Answer #4    Answered By: Joanne Greer     Answered On: May 05

We're on a learning curve here
and all the insights are going to be good ones.

Answer #5    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: May 05

How to move a Windows SharePoint Services Web site from one server  to
another by using FrontPage 2003

Answer #6    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: May 05

If you're using FrontPage to move sites and webs be careful, they aren't full
fidelity. You'll lose all your user permissions and everything associated to
that like Alerts. It uses a tool called "smigrate" to do these moves, so it has
the same limitation that smigrate does.

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