Monday, September 20, 2010

Migration by the numbers – Step 1

So here’s the first in a series of posts documenting the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 upgrade process on SBS 2008. This is based on the document:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2dc66a0f-f840-4b29-93d3-13db70c85cba&;;displayLang=en

 

So download your copy boys and girls and follow the bouncing ball.

 

Step 1: Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

 

Before you rush out and apply the patch it is probably easiest to check to see whether it has already present. To do so, run the SharePoint Central Administration console on the SBS 2008 server via Start | Administrative Tools | SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.

 

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Select the Operations tab.

 

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Then select the Servers in farm hyperlink under the Topology and Services section.

 

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Look at the version number at the top of the page. If it is at least 12.0.0.6421 then it has WSS v3 SP2 already installed (at the time of writing the most recent version is probably 12.0.0.6539) and you can progress to the next step.

 

If the version number isn’t up to date then you’ll need to download and install:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=79BADA82-C13F-44C1-BDC1-D0447337051B&displaylang=en

 

Once installed check the version number again and ensure everything is functioning correctly with SharePoint.