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  • I have moss 2007 running window 2003 32 bit (1wfe and 1sql server). There quite a few customization that i dont know about. I need to move it to Window 2008 R2 or higher. Anyone have done this? I need a good approach with less risk and impact. I'll build a new server in window 2008 R2 so it is not an in-place upgrade. I have Moss 2007 SP2, that will work on Window 2008 R2?


    • Edited by VietP Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:38 PM
    • Moved by Trevor SewardMVP Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:57 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:28 PM

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  • so the short answer is:

    - make sure any/all customizations support 64-bit (for SP2007, this is especially true for iFilters, though occasionally WSP's as well)

    - install 64-bit onto new server

    - add to existing farm

    - move all services from old server to new server

    - redirect DNS

    - disconnect old server from farm

    - disconnect old server from domain

    - turn off old server

    - celebrate

    that said, if you're uncomfortable with some of those steps, find someone experienced that can help support you if/when you have questions.


    Scott Brickey
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    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:45 PM
  • - make sure any/all customizations support 64-bit (for SP2007, this is especially true for iFilters, though occasionally WSP's as well)

    - install 64-bit onto new server

    - add to existing farm -Do you mean adding this using config wizzard?

    - move all services from old server to new server - Do this in central admin? Can i just turn on on new server and leave it still on on the old server?

    - redirect DNS

    - disconnect old server from farm -  Do you mean adding this using config wizzard? 

    - disconnect old server from domain 

    - turn off old server

    - celebrate


    • Edited by VietP Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:59 PM