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Installation of SP Server 2013 in the Server where SP Foundation 2013 is already installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I would like to if we can go ahead and install the SP Server 2013 where we have SP Foundation 2013 already installed in the Prod.

    We are in the process of migrating Content DB from MOSS 2007 to SP 2013 via SP 2010. This is for TFS Sharepoint.

    As we have only SP Foundation installed, it failed during our test migration in DEV. Hence, We have provisioned new server and installed SP Server 2013. Similarly, We need SP Server 2013 for the upgrade to be succesfull.

    Please suggest me with your thoughts for the following:

    1. Can we install SP Server 2013 on top of SP Foundationi 2013?

    2. Uninstall SP Foundation 2013 and install SP Server 2013?

    3. Best practices and any potential risks/issues associated with this?

    Many thanks

    Venkat


    Venkatesan Nadimuthu

    Friday, July 24, 2015 3:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi Venkat- you can't install 2 versions of SP on the same server, so your second plan is the correct one.

    cameron rautmann

    Friday, July 24, 2015 3:54 PM
  • You cant install the SharePoint server on top of foundation. You have to uninstall the foundation first then install the SharePoint server. Here are some steps:

    •  Back up the databases.
    • Uninstall the SharePoint foundation
    • clean up the stuff from server(any left over).
    • Install the SharePoint server
    • attach the databases,
    • Verify the sites.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/90f2e320-9eb5-4ca0-bce6-768d74e0d606/upgrade-from-sharepoint-2013-foundation-to-sharepoint-2013-server


    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Friday, July 24, 2015 4:29 PM
  • You shouldn't have any issues as long as you follow the detailed steps. See the following links for the process. The second one is for 2010, but is OK to use for 2013. The last one gets you to the installation instructions.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc262483.aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc262342(v=Office.14).aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30371


    cameron rautmann

    Monday, July 27, 2015 3:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi Venkat- you can't install 2 versions of SP on the same server, so your second plan is the correct one.

    cameron rautmann

    Friday, July 24, 2015 3:54 PM
  • You cant install the SharePoint server on top of foundation. You have to uninstall the foundation first then install the SharePoint server. Here are some steps:

    •  Back up the databases.
    • Uninstall the SharePoint foundation
    • clean up the stuff from server(any left over).
    • Install the SharePoint server
    • attach the databases,
    • Verify the sites.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/90f2e320-9eb5-4ca0-bce6-768d74e0d606/upgrade-from-sharepoint-2013-foundation-to-sharepoint-2013-server


    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Friday, July 24, 2015 4:29 PM
  • Hi Waqas and Cameron,

    Thanks for your help

    Okay, this is what I am planning to do in test and then to Prod:

    Note: This is for the TFS Sharepoint environment:

    1. Backup the Content Database

    2. Uninstall the Sharepoint Foundation 2013

    3. Install the Sharepoint Server 2013 Version

    4. Attach the Content Database

    5. Verify the Sites.

    Next Steps: Once this is validated, I will do the same in the Production environment

    Query:

    Has anybody come across any issues while moving from Foundation to Server version. ideally, No but wanted to ensure that nothing is impacted. If someone help me with Article that explains about the move from foundation and do's and dont's, It will be a proving step for me. 

    Also, I hope this is not do going to impact the TFS url. http://<web>/tfs

    Many thanks

    Venkat


    Venkatesan Nadimuthu

    Monday, July 27, 2015 3:23 PM
  • You shouldn't have any issues as long as you follow the detailed steps. See the following links for the process. The second one is for 2010, but is OK to use for 2013. The last one gets you to the installation instructions.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc262483.aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc262342(v=Office.14).aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30371


    cameron rautmann

    Monday, July 27, 2015 3:38 PM
  • Dear Cameron/Waqas,

    I installed SP Server version by uninstalling the SP Foundation 2013. Everything went well besides one issue.

    Content datbases were attached after the successfull installation. There are two App Servers for TFS environment.

    Site collections from one content DB is accessible from using one App Server but it is not accessible from other App Server.

    Things Tried:

    IIS Reset, Re-run Product config wizard nothing helps

    Error message:

    404 Not found

    Additional information: There is another content DB attached to the same farm whereas site collections are accessible from both the App Servers. Only the Site collections from the existing content DB are not accessible in one of App Servers.

    Please help me with your suggestion

    Many thanks

    Venkat


    Venkatesan Nadimuthu

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:15 PM
  • Hi, 

    I resolved it myself

    Dismount and Mount it back helped to resolve the issue.


    Venkatesan Nadimuthu

    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:17 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:07 PM