Migrate MOSS 2007 Server from Server 2003 (32-bit) to Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a client with MOSS 2007 installed on Windows Server 2003, and a database server (SQL 2005) also on Server 2003. they have two new Windows Server 2008 servers, and they wish to do a migration.  They have custom Features, including Event Receivers installed in their environment.

    1. Do I need to install the 32-bit edition of MOSS 2007 on the new server in order to be able to use the pre-compiled custom Features used in the current server?
    2. My plan is to do the following:
      (a)  Migrate databases from current database server (SQL 2005) to new database server (SQL 2008),
      (b)  Re-assign SQL redirection to new database server (the database was previously on the same box as the WFE, and this was separated out last year to another server, but redirecting the SQL Server,
      (c)  Install MOSS 2007 (32-bit) on the other new server
      (d)  Patch both instances of MOSS 2007 to the same point
      (e)  Create (dummy) site collection on new server, and install all custom Features on server
      (f)  Add new server to existing Farm
      (g)  Remove previous server from Farm
    3. What must I do to install existing custom Features on new server?

    Is there anything that I have left out of the process?  Do I need to do anything about the SSP running on the current server?

    Monday, November 24, 2014 2:55 PM