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:




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.




Accept the UAC.




Select Manage content databases from under the Application Management heading.




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_).




Scroll down the screen.




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).




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

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