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  Date: Nov 01    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 501

I just wanted feedback. Going through an upgrade from 2007 to 2010 and just
wanted to know what are some known problems that might occur while upgrading
2007 to 2010. I do realize that companies vary but are general issues when it
comes to upgrading? if so what are they?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 01    

You have to provide more details than this.
At least give us your current SP 2007 configuration.

Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 01    

I agree... You would need to provide more information about your farm, but here
is a start for you.
It's actually pretty decent what Microsoft has provided for completing this task

The first thing to do is an pre-upgrade check. SP2 included a new STSADM
operation, preupgradecheck. This command allowed you to look at SharePoint 2007
databases and provide insight on any possible problems for the upgrade to
SharePoint 2010. This reports on the following key aspects of your farm:

Servers and amount of content
Search configuration
Site definitions
Alternate access mappings
Language packs

It will also alert you to the following possible issues:

Large lists
Orphaned data
Views and content types that use CAML
Databases with modified schemas

The results of the upgrade check are saved to an XML file and an easy to read
.HTM file. The check is read-only, and it can be run multiple times as you clean
up issues it discovers.

SharePoint 2010 offers the same at the content database level via PowerShell.
(yes get used to using PS with SP2010), The PowerShell cmdlet
Test-SPContentDatabase will look at both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010
content databases and determine if they can be upgraded and added to a
SharePoint 2010 farm. Keep in mind that preupgradecheck, Test-SPContentDatabase
does not make any changes to your databases, so you can run it without messing
up your production environments.

Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 01    

One thing I can tell you is that many of my 3rd party SharePoint 2007
applications do not install in 2010. I'm working with those vendors to get the
2010 compatible apps and the upgrade story to go along with it.
I'm also using the Attach Content Database method. The database converted and
the portal rendered on the new platform. I do have a number of errors in the
log to go through, mainly related to the 3rd party app features not installed on
the new server. Hoping to have it live by Summer.

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