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  • Question

  • I have a Sharepoint 2007 server with SQL 2005 running Windows Server 2003 64-bit. Everything is running on one server. Can I do an in-place upgrade on this server?

    Do I need to upgrade the OS to Windows 2008 R2 and SQL to 2008? That seems a little risky. If anyone has done this please let me know how it went.




    Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:37 PM


  • I am very learly of saying doing that many upgrades on any server.  If I have another piece of hardway I would suggest the database attach method first.

    If you must do a inplace upgrade back up EVERYTHING FIRST.  Now when that is done I would check the backup before I did the inplace upgrade.  You need to understand that theri are things in the inplace upgrade which can not be undone.  For example if you have MOSS in 2k7.  You have what is called a SSP which stands for Shared Service Provider.  This helps with elements out side the scope of the web application in SharePoint 2007.  It also can take care of mysites, users profiles and search.  These services get eaten by the installer in 2010.  SharePoint 2010 does not use the same methods as 2007, for example 2010 uses what are called SA's these are more flexiable in application in 2010 then the SSP's did in 2007. If I were you I would try not to do this as there are not good return points if something does not go correctly.

    With that said, here is a list of things you need to read first.

    Go over this check list of preparing for the inplace upgrade.


    Also make sure you have Oct 2009 CU as this contains a change to stsadm which adds a new switch stsadm -o preupgradecheck this will allow you to see what might happen with the upgrade.



    Database detached


    Good luck,


    Gary Newman MCSE, MCT, CCNA MCDBA, MCAD, MCSA MCTS SharePoint 2007 Dev & Admin MCPD SharePoint 2010 Development
    • Marked as answer by forest52 Friday, April 29, 2011 1:57 PM
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:59 PM