Perform post-upgrade steps for an in-place upgrade (Windows SharePoint Services)

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-27

After you have upgraded your sites, there may still be a few things that you need to do before you are ready to finish the upgrade. Depending on your environment, you may need to:

  • Remove Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 language packs.

  • Reapply blocked file type settings.

After you have completed these steps, you can go on to Perform post-upgrade steps (Windows SharePoint Services).


If you uninstall Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 after upgrading from a Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 installation that used the Internet Information Service (IIS) default Web site, the default Web site will be deleted and you can not rollback to a working installation. For more information see Revert to a previous version site (Windows SharePoint Services).

Remove Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 language packs

You must install the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 language packs before you can upgrade sites in the corresponding previous version language. After you have upgraded the sites to use the new language packs, you can remove the old version of the language pack.


Language packs for different languages will be made available at different times; check back periodically if you need a language that is not yet available.

Reapply blocked file type settings

After you upgrade, you can reapply the blocked file type settings that you saved before you upgraded.

For information about how to save blocked file type settings, see Save blocked file type settings (Windows SharePoint Services).

Use the following procedure to reapply the blocked file type settings after you upgrade.

Reapply blocked file type settings

  1. Open the Notepad file that contains the file name extensions that you saved before the upgrade.

  2. On the Edit menu, click Select All, and then click Copy.

  3. In Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, on the Central Administration page, in the Security Configuration section, click Blocked file types.

  4. Right-click in the area where the file name extensions are listed, and paste a copy of the previously saved file name extensions at the end of this list.


    The application allows duplicate file name extensions to appear on the list, so you do not need to delete anything.

  5. Click OK to save the file.

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