Prepare the new Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environment
Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Topic Last Modified: 2009-01-29
Before you can migrate your content into a new environment, you must create that new environment. Depending on your current Windows SharePoint Services configuration, you need to perform different steps to create that environment.
If you have a server farm, follow the steps in Deployment for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology to deploy and configure your new server farm.
If you have a stand-alone server running Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), follow the steps in Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a stand-alone computer to deploy and configure your server.
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 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you must:
Create a Web application for each virtual server that was in the old environment. For more information, see Deployment for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology.
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
For more information about configuring these settings, see Deployment for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology.
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:
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.
If you have a server farm, follow the steps in Migrate content databases to migrate your databases from the previous version server farm to the new version server farm.
If you have a stand-alone server running WMSDE, follow the steps in Migrate content databases from WMSDE to Windows Internal Database to migrate your database from the previous version stand-alone server to the new version stand-alone server.
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