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SPS2003 to MOSS2007 Site names

  Asked By: Gaurang    Date: Jun 11    Category: MOSS    Views: 639

If you are planning on the upgrade from 2003 to 2007 and your site
structure is organized in such a way that existing sub areas have the
same names as some sites, what happens when those sub areas become WSS

//Portal_name/C7/PRK &
//Portal_name/Sites/PRK both exist now.

Will //Portal_name/C7/PRK overwrite /Sites/PRK ? Will the content and
site collection below /Sites/PRK be lost?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Amrita Durgude     Answered On: Jun 11

Haven't upgraded yet but in MOSS sites/... become Sitedrectory/... I think the
Areas become sites directly under the root so that //portalname/c7 would become

Answer #2    Answered By: Maricela Conway     Answered On: Jun 11

Interesting. Anyone else???????????

Answer #3    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Jun 11

Site collections under the Sites managed path, after an upgrade,
remain as sitecollections under the Sites managed paths. During the
upgrade process, buckets are removed, and Areas take on the url of
the position they are in the hierarchy, e.g., if
http://portalname/C7/PKR is a top level site  then it will become
http://portalname/PKR, however if PKR is a subsite of Topics area
then http://portalname/C7/PKR will become
http://portalname/Topics/PKR. The upgrade  process checks for URL
naiming conflicts and a number is appended to the URL, starting with
zero, for URLs where duplicate names  are found.

Answer #4    Answered By: Shameka Rich     Answered On: Jun 11

In my case these are mostly all Sub Areas under /SiteDirectory/.
We renamed the Title of /SiteDirectory/ to "Departments."
And all of these subareas LOCATION has them show up on the
/SiteDirectory/ list in the left hand navigation. But the URLs for
them are all like:


So will those just become:
//PortalName/NameA/ ?



Answer #5    Answered By: Micheal Knight     Answered On: Jun 11

In my experience, renaming the Title of /SiteDirectory/
to "Department" does not change the URL, just the tab, but you need
to check this on your machine.

If SubAreaNameA is truely a subarea of SiteDirectory, and
SiteDirectory is the URL, then after the upgrade, SubAreaNameA will
be http://portalname/SiteDirectory/SubAreaNameA.

The easiest way to check is to create a test SPS03 environment that
mimics your production environment or is a copy of your production
environment and then upgrade  using your choosen method. You will need
to do several test upgrades, anyway, before you do your production

Answer #6    Answered By: Cathy Cameron     Answered On: Jun 11

Unfortunately one hand is doing one part and not talking to the other
(me). But I think I have it mostly covered.

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