Prepare the new Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment

Updated: March 5, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Before you can migrate your content into a new environment, you must create that new environment. Follow the steps in Deployment for Office SharePoint Server 2007 to deploy and configure your new server farm.

Part of creating the new environment is recreating the Web applications, re-applying configuration settings, and copying other customizations over from the old environment. After you deploy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you must:

  1. Create a Web application for each virtual server that was in the old environment. For more information, see Deployment for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

  2. Manually re-apply farm configuration settings, including:

    • Outgoing e-mail server

    • Any server farm–level security and permission settings

    • Included paths (such as /sites or /mysites)

    • Alternate access settings

    • Quota templates

    • Shared services settings, including Search settings

      Because Search settings from SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 were stored both in the registry on the server and in a database, you must recreate your search database and reconfigure your search settings when you perform a database migration.

    For more information about configuring these settings, see Deployment for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

  3. Create a My Site host location for personal sites.

  4. Manually copy all customizations into your new farm. Be sure to install any of the following components that your sites may depend on to work properly, including:

    • Language packs

    • Custom site definitions

    • Custom style sheets (cascading style sheets files)

    • Custom Web Parts

    • Custom Web services

    • Any other components or files on which your sites may depend

Ensure that you transfer settings from the Web.config file to your new farm.

After you finish preparing the new environment, you can migrate the databases. Follow the steps in Migrate databases to migrate your databases from your SharePoint Portal Server 2003 server farm to your Office SharePoint Server 2007 server farm.

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