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Uninstall Sharepoint 2010 and Install Sharepoint 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I want to uninstall Sharepoint 2010 and then install Sharepoint 2013. I already uninstalled Sharepoint 2010 and tried installing Sharepoint 2013.

    When I tried to go for existing farm and give name of the database server. It throws me an error

    What can be the problem? I went and checked on the server..All the databases are still there.

    Please help

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:57 PM

Answers

  • When you uninstalled the last server in the 2010 farm you removed the ability to join the farm.  The config database is there, but its a 2010 farm not a 2013 farm.  you need to create a new 2013 farm and then attach the content databases to upgrade.  The config db isn't upgradeable.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
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    Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:03 PM

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  • When you uninstalled the last server in the 2010 farm you removed the ability to join the farm.  The config database is there, but its a 2010 farm not a 2013 farm.  you need to create a new 2013 farm and then attach the content databases to upgrade.  The config db isn't upgradeable.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:03 PM
  • So Should I delete those databases?

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:05 PM
  • You DO need to delete the config database, but DO NOT need to delete the content databases.  After you recreate the Web Applications (using throw away database names) you can reattach the content databases to upgrade them to 2013.  That will restore your site collections and content to the 2013 environment.  You can then delete the placeholder databases you used to create the web apps.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Principal Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:31 PM
  • Thanks a lot..
    Monday, November 19, 2012 6:08 PM