Upgrade Checker in SP2 – Behind the Scene

Following the pervious post Upgrade Checker in SP2 – prepare your way to SharePoint Server 2010, here’s the detail of what upgrade checker checks. Where are the upgrade checker rules? The upgrade checker rules can be found at X:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\CONFIG\PreUpgradeCheck By default, there’re two rule files, one for WSS(WSSPreUpgradeCheck.XML) and one…

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Upgrade Checker in SP2 – prepare your way to SharePoint Server 2010

The upgrade checker in MOSS/WSS SP2 stsadm operation is very useful. It checks server farm for system requirements, database health and a list of rules. The rules can also be extended. To use upgrade checker, first open a command line prompt, and run “X:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\STSADM.EXE” -o preupgradecheck (X is the drive…

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Install MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 – you will need SP2 slipstream

Windows Server 2008 R2 RC is avaliable several days ago. You may ask questions: What if I want to install WSS/MOSS on Windows Server 2008 R2? Is that supported? The answer: WSS/MOSS RTM & SP1 is not supported on WS2008R2. But with SP2, it is supported. If you try to run the installer without SP2…

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