Things you should know (best practice) Requirements Hardware – x64 Operating System – Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 Database Server – SQL 2005, SQL 2008 or SQL 2008 R2 No direct upgrade path from SPS 2003 to SPS 2010
Things you should know (best practice) Pre-upgrade requirements Service Pack 2 (MOSS & WSS) Pre-upgrade checker process Upgrade process decision (in-place, database attachment, hybrid process) Customizations Restructuring Databases sizes Database back-ups
Upgrade preparation Understand your environment Prepare for the upgrade Test, Test, Test Implementation Validate the process Review ULS
Upgrade Methods In-place upgrade
SSP’s are converted to Service applications.
user profiles in SSP are upgraded and moved to user taxonomy & profiles database.
Downtime mitigation Hybrid approach In-place upgrade Pros:- Farm settings are preserved. Customizations are still available after upgrade. Take advantage of multiple content db’s upgrade. Cons:- Network glut Direct access to SQL Server
Downtime mitigation Hybrid approach – read only Pros:- Existing farm still accepting user requests Take advantage of multiple content db’s upgrade. Hardware & Software upgrades Cons:- Customizations are not upgraded. Services & farm settings not upgraded Network glut Direct access to SQL Server