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How would I migrate a WSS 3.0 Site to a server running Sharepoint Foundation 2010?

We have a WSS 3.0 Site running on Windows Server 2003 SP2 with a SQL Express 2005 backend.

We have a much newer server running Sharepoint Foundation 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with a SQL 2008 R2 backend.  How would we migrate the WSS 3.0 Site to the newer server
running Sharepoint Foundation 2010?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
The above only applies to Small Business Server

First thing is to verify you are on SP2 of WSS 3.0.

You then need to copy your databases from the Express install to the SQL install.  Attach them in SQL.  You will also need to migrate or adjust the SQL securit on the db's.

Next create your web apps in the Foundation farm.  Use dummy db names as you will remove them in the next step anyways.

Now attach the new db's to the Foundation web apps.  You do this through Central Admin, and at the same time, you can dismount the original db that was created with the Foundation apps.

This will start the upgrade.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303436.aspx
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Glen KnightCommented:
The above doesn't just apply for small business server, it applies to the integrated sharepoint feature which is the same as WSS on a non-SBS server.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Sorry friend, but what you posted has absolutely nothing to do with the question asked.  
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Glen KnightCommented:
Yes it does.  The question asked about migrating WSS to Sharepoint foundation.  Which, if you read step 9 of my article it explains how to do.

Which part do you think is not relevant?
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
Demazter:

I read through step 9 of your post and not clear where this refers to Sharepoint Foundation. Did I miss where it mentions that Sharepoint Foundation is installed on this server. Before I award the points to Achilles, I want to be sure I did not miss something in your post. I also do not see the relevance to my question.

I need to migrate a Sharepoint site in WSS 3.0 on Windows 2003 to  Sharepoint Foundation in Windows 2008. In your answer, you suggest that I install WSS 3.0 onto the target Server. That really doesn't make sense.
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Glen KnightCommented:
My guide is a migration document from SBS2003 which includes WSS to Windows 2008 R2 after installing Sharepoint Foundation.


....and on actually reading it it does appear I have mentioned WSS instead of Foundation.

Interesting....I remember writing Foundation.....time to re-visit the document I think :-/
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PDSWSSAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Just what I was looking for.
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