Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Migration by the numbers – Step 11

Step 11 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

 

Previous steps:

 

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

Step 9

Step 10

 

Step 11 - Remove the existing content database

 

Run the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration via Start | All Programs | Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products | SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.

 

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Accept the UAC.

 

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Select Manage content databases from under the Application Management heading.

 

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Click on the Database name which is a hyperlink.

 

(*Authors note – there will normally only be a single database and it will have some GUID after WSS_Content_).

 

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Scroll down the screen.

 

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In the Remove Content Database section check the option Remove content database.

 

Scroll down the screen and select the OK button.

 

(*Authors note – there is no additional warning here, once you click OK the existing content database is removed from this site).

 

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(*Authors note – you should now see no content databases listed as shown above).