Communicate downtime to site owners and users (Windows SharePoint Services)

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2007-12-13

Before you run the upgrade, you need to tell the owners and users of your sites that their sites are about to be upgraded. You should include the following information:

  • Whether site owners and users will be able to use their sites during the upgrade process. All sites are unavailable during an in-place upgrade.

  • How long you expect the upgrade process to take and when their sites will be ready to use again.

  • Whether the site owners or users will have to redo any customizations after upgrade. (This is necessary so that they can record information about the customizations before you run the upgrade.)

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