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Upgrading from FrontPage Server Extensions and Office Server Extensions

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You can upgrade to Microsoft's SharePoint Team Services or Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from previous versions of FrontPage Server Extensions and Office Server Extensions, including the following:

  • FrontPage 97 Server Extensions

  • FrontPage 98 Server Extensions

  • FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions

  • Office 2000 Server Extensions (upgrade to SharePoint Team Services only)

SharePoint Team Services is a new technology, but it is based in part on the core functionality of FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions and Office 2000 Server Extensions. This sharing of code and functionality makes it easy to upgrade to SharePoint Team Services without compromising your Web content. You can even upgrade from FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions to SharePoint Team Services without losing data. You can upgrade to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from any previous version of FrontPage Server Extensions, but not from SharePoint Team Services or from Office 2000 Server Extensions.

After you upgrade to SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you use the new SharePoint Team Services tools (HTML Administration pages and the command-line tools) to manage your Web site.

During the upgrade process, some changes are made to your Web site metadata and background structure, and some content is added to your Web site to work with SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. The following changes are made:

  • Users are added to SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions user roles.

    When you upgrade, already existing members of the Web site are copied from FrontPage user groups to the SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions user roles. The original local groups are not deleted, in case you need to recover information. However, after you upgrade, you can no longer use the previous FrontPage client to manage users in these groups; if you do so, your changes will not be reflected in your SharePoint team Web site or FrontPage-based Web site. You must use the SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions tools to administer user accounts after an upgrade.

  • Web metadata is copied into the SharePoint Team Services collaboration database.

    When you upgrade to SharePoint Team Services, your FrontPage Server Extensions metadata is copied into the collaboration database. Note that the metadata is not deleted from FrontPage Server Extensions directories, in case you need to uninstall and still have a working FrontPage-based Web site.

  • If you are upgrading to SharePoint Team Services, new content may be added to your Web site.

    The new SharePoint team Web site pages are created when you upgrade. No existing content in your Web site is deleted; however, the home page may be renamed and saved as a backup if you choose to create a SharePoint team Web site when you upgrade.

The upgrade process has two parts: you first install SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, then you upgrade your Web sites on a per-virtual server basis. When you upgrade a virtual server, all of the Web sites and subwebs on that virtual server are upgraded. However, when you install SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on a server computer, the existing virtual servers on that server are not automatically upgraded. You must specify which virtual servers to upgrade.

Side-by-Side Installing and Upgrading

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If you have only one virtual server (for example, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional allows only one virtual server), you upgrade the entire server at one time. If you have a Web server with multiple virtual servers, you can decide which virtual servers to upgrade and when. It is possible to upgrade only one virtual server with SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions without having to upgrade any others (which means you now have a side-by-side installation). This flexibility is useful when you:

  • Incrementally upgrade your Web sites.

  • Continue to support older clients and server extensions, such as FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions.

  • Remove and then reinstall SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions to repair an installation.

In a side-by-side installation, you can keep previous versions of FrontPage Server Extensions or Office 2000 Server Extensions on any virtual server when you install SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions to a new virtual server. SharePoint Team Services and FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions do not overwrite any existing server extensions code on the other virtual servers during installation or upgrade. Also, you do not have to perform any special installation steps to run different versions of the server extensions or SharePoint Team Services side-by-side.

If you decide to upgrade the other virtual servers later, you can simply use the upgrade command from the command line or from HTML Administration pages.

Side-by-Side Installations and the Microsoft Management Console

When you upgrade a server to SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you end up with two sets of Server Extensions tasks in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) for each upgraded virtual server. SharePoint Team Services and FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions do not use the MMC for administration tasks, aside from creating new virtual servers, but they still have placeholder tasks in the MMC.

You can turn off the old versions of the MMC commands for upgraded virtual servers for Internet Services Manager, so you only see commands for SharePoint Team Services and FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions.

To disable a snap-in in Internet Services Manager 

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Open box, type MMC, and then click OK.

  3. On the Console menu (or File menu for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003), click Open.

  4. In the File name box, type %WINDIR%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc, and then click OK (or Open for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003).

  5. On the Console menu (or File menu for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003), click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  6. Click the Extensions tab.

  7. Clear the Add all extensions check box.

  8. Clear the FrontPage Server Extensions check box.

  9. Click OK.

Using the Command Line to Upgrade

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After you have installed SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you can upgrade your virtual servers from the command line. To upgrade a virtual server, you use the upgrade operation. The upgrade operation takes the following parameters.

Parameter

Description

-port

The port that you want to upgrade. Optional. Defaults to port 80.

-multihost

The name or IP address of a virtual server (multihost). Optional.

-databaseserver

SharePoint Team Services only. The server on which the collaboration database exists. Optional.

-databasename

SharePoint Team Services only. The name of the SQL Server or MSDE database used for SharePoint team Web site data. Optional.

-databaseuser

SharePoint Team Services only. The administrator user name for the SQL Server or MSDE database. Optional.

-databasepassword

SharePoint Team Services only. The password for the SQL Server or MSDE database. Optional.

-siteprovision

SharePoint Team Services only. Specifies whether to create a default SharePoint team Web site when SharePoint Team Services is installed on the virtual server. Takes the following values: PUBLISH, COLLAB, SHAREPT, SHAREPTHP (the default value). Not available on UNIX.

-xuser

FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions for UNIX only. Specifies the UNIX user account that owns the content on the file system. Required.

-xgroup

FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions for UNIX only. Specifies the UNIX group account that owns the content on the file system. Optional.

The following example shows the syntax to use to upgrade to SharePoint Team Services on port 80:

owsadm.exe –o upgrade -p 80 -ds Server1 -dn Server1_collab -du User1 
-dp password –sp collab

Using HTML Administration pages to upgrade

You can also upgrade a virtual server by using HTML Administration pages.

To upgrade a virtual server to SharePoint Team Services 

  1. On the server computer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft SharePoint Administrator.

  2. In the list of virtual servers, next to the virtual server you want to upgrade, click Upgrade.

    Note that if you are upgrading from a prerelease version of SharePoint Team Services, you must click Administration, and then click Upgrade virtual server with Microsoft SharePoint to upgrade to the current version.

  3. In the Administrator user name box, type the user name for the administrator of the virtual server.

  4. If necessary, in the Database section, enter the collaboration database settings to use.

  5. In the Site Type area, select a site type.

  6. Click Submit.

If you are upgrading to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from a previous version of the server extensions, the steps are similar.

To upgrade a virtual server to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions (Windows) 

  1. On the server computer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft SharePoint Administrator.

  2. In the list of virtual servers, next to the virtual server you want to upgrade, click Upgrade.

    Note that if you are upgrading from a prerelease version of FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you must click Administration, and then click Upgrade virtual server with FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions to upgrade to the current version.

  3. In the Administrator user name box, type the user name for the administrator of the virtual server.

  4. Click Submit.

    On UNIX, you must also supply the administrator password and user and group account names.

To upgrade a virtual server to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions (UNIX) 

  1. On the server computer, open the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions Server Administration page.

  2. In the list of virtual servers, next to the virtual server you want to upgrade, click Upgrade.

    Note that if you are upgrading from a prerelease version of FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you must click Administration, and then click Upgrade virtual server with FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions to upgrade to the current version.

  3. In the Administrator user name box, type the user name for the administrator of the virtual server.

  4. In the Administrator Account Password box, type the password for the administrator account.

  5. In the UNIX User Account Username box, type the user name for the account that owns the content on the file system.

  6. In the UNIX Group Account Name box, type the name of the group that owns the content on the file system.

  7. Click Submit.

Upgrading from FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions on Windows 2000 Server to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions in Windows Server 2003

You can upgrade from FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions to the version of FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions included with the Windows Server 2003 family. Note that when you upgrade your server to Windows Server 2003, you must upgrade each virtual server that is running FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions to the new version. For more information about upgrading a virtual server, see "To upgrade a virtual server to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions (Windows)" above.

Related Links

If you need to roll back to the previous version, you can uninstall SharePoint Team Services or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on a virtual server. For more information, see Installing SharePoint Team Services and Installing FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions.

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