Sharepoint 3.0 to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation.....

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
One of the IT guys we "outsource" to just installed Sharepoint 3.0 on our new Server 2008 R2, instead of installing Sharepoint 2010 Foundation (like I was thinking was going to happen)...

No setting have been applied and it is a basic installation.  

Can I simply upgrade to the 2010 Foundation version?  Is it easy enough for me to do (I have some, but a limited IT knowledge), or should I have him do the update?

I don't really know anything about the two, so any information would be appreciated
Question by:ausman89
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    you should just uninstall the wss3 and install sharepoint foundation 2010 clean. No point in doing an upgrade you don't have anything in there so just uninstall and install fresh with the correct version
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    You should have it done by some consultant ,its better , unless you love to read blogs and MSDN infomration posted on the net . All i will recomment is to do lots of reading before you do it by yourself. It also depend on the architecture/ infrastructure you have . if its a big farm you need to consider some scenarios. Its not little but i will say much different than WSS or MOSS and eventually it will become the one famous application in your organization so need to consider lots of things before you go fo it by yourself .

    if its new and nothing has been posted on your sites yet , its a good idea to do what sharepointguru14 said .

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    Another question that is related...
    Sharepoint Foundation 2010 is "free" if you are properly licensed for Windows Server...If we have two different 2008 R2 servers, one running Exchange and one used as our Web Server and we purchased around 35 CALS for server 2008, are the CALS specific for one server, or generic for the network in its entirety?  If they are generic for the network, can Sharepoint Foundation be installed on either server then?  Also, can Sharepoint Foundation be installed on the Exchange 2010 server, or must it be installed on the separate server for compatibility reasons?
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    I think CALs are not specific for server . Sharepoint can be isnatlled on either server but its much muchh better to have no other application installed or running on the server where sharepoint is running . It is also MS recommendation . better let your exchange run alone and set up a new server for sharepoint and depending on the number of users (which does not seem much) , sites and data you can add servers in the farm.Hope that helps . let us know  
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    If possible I would run sharepoint on its own server. You can have it run with exchange that is what SBS2008 does anyway.

    I agree that there is alot to a sharepoint deployment and many things need to be considered when first deploying the farm as its easier to plan and do it right the first time then to try and fix it later. Whatever you do make sure you install the complete mode not standalone mode even if you are going to have everything on 1 server. This will allow you the option of adding servers to the farm later if needed. Standalone is just that and you will not be able to scale out but will have to migrate.

    Author Closing Comment

    We were good on licensing and I did install Sharepoint on an alternate server, and not the Exchange server.  I really appreciate the input!  Thanks!

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