Chapter overview: Perform a gradual upgrade in a shared services environment

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

This Office product will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see , Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

If you are upgrading in a shared services environment, you can choose between two options. You can either:

  • Upgrade the parent portal site first (recommended approach).

  • Upgrade the child portal sites first, using a new shared services provider (more complicated, but necessary if you want to upgrade in stages).

This chapter provides steps to perform either of these options, plus steps that must be taken after you upgrade the site content.

In this chapter:

After you have completed these steps, you can go on to the Perform post-upgrade steps (Office SharePoint Server) chapter and perform the following steps:

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