Perform an in-place upgrade (SharePoint Foundation 2010)
Published: May 12, 2010
Now that you have learned about the upgrade process by reading the articles in About the upgrade process (SharePoint Foundation 2010), and planned for your upgrade by following the steps in the articles in Plan and prepare for upgrade (SharePoint Foundation 2010), you are ready to perform the in-place upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. You can use the steps in this section for both a trial upgrade and your actual in-place upgrade on your production farm.
In this section:
Use this checklist to make sure that you follow all necessary steps as you prepare for upgrade, perform the upgrade, and perform post-upgrade steps.
Get all the steps that you need to perform an in-place upgrade, from installing prerequisites to upgrading sites.
Get the steps to upgrade to SharePoint Foundation 2010 from a stand-alone Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 system that has content databases that are larger than 4 gigabytes (GB).
Understand the process for using the detach databases hybrid approach to upgrade. This approach combines an in-place upgrade with the efficiency and speed of upgrading multiple databases at the same time.
Install any language packs that you need for your environment, after you run Setup and before you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.