Upgrading from WSS to SharePoint 2010

5. May 2010 15:03 by sashashev in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

There is a bit of information around about upgrading from MOSS to SharePoint 2010 and from WSS to Foundation Server but not a lot about upgrading from WSS to SharePoint 2010 Enterprise.

I just did the upgrade and I can’t believe how easy it is. The only caveat was that my WSS was pretty vanilla and only had a few lists and doc libraries. I don’t guarantee this will work for everyone.

I just followed these steps.

  1. Back up your content database
  2. Install SharePoint 2010 but don’t set up a site collection
  3. Restore your content DB
  4. Use the Mount-SPContentDatabase command using powershell. The exact instructions for this can be found here. *
  5. Once the upgrade is complete your site will look like the WSS but you can use the Visual Upgrade from Site Actions to give it the new SP 2010 look.

*If you have never used Powershell before see some gotchas I wrote about here.

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