Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Let me give a little background--
Our website is running as an ASP/IIS presence in a Sharepoint MOSS 2007 environment.  We've been trying to do an in-place upgrade to Sharepoint 2010 but it was not successfully deployed.  We now need to move the web site from MOSS to another server so we can completely start the Sharepoint 2010 install over and the only server we have available that is large enough is currently a file server
Can a Windows 2008 R2 server have the role of Web Server AND File Server?  Will IIS interfere with any file redirection we have happening?
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Yes, a Windows 2008 R2 Server will be able to havet the role of the Web Server. You will need to install IIS and you can do this from Server Manager and then select Add Roles and install IIS and the components you need such as ASP etc.
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One key thing to note - make sure you have a backup of the site before you transfer it over. You would need to do a Metadata backup of IIS.

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Thanks for the additional tip about the metadata backup

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