WSS 3.0 Upgrade to 2010 Foundation

I would like to upgrade my current WSS 3.0 SP3 installation to 2010 Foundation.

I have 1 web application currently running on wss 3.0.

Would like to know what the upgrade procedures are and if there will any additional configurations needed or will it be as simple as just running the 2010 installation?
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DJMohrAsked:
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Jamie McAllister MVPConnect With a Mentor SharePoint ConsultantCommented:
The material by Microsoft is much better to follow than any answer we could plausibly write on a forum post.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303309.aspx
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
I would highly recommend a database attach method of upgrading.  This involves deploying SharePoint Foundation (and possibly SQL) to a new machine, creating your web app there, then bringing over the database from WSS 3.

If that isn't an option, then you will have to run the Foundation install on the current 3.0 box.  This is an acceptable approach, but not as clean. If you have a pretty basic, out of the box deployment, it really is as simple as running the install then running the Config Wizard to upgrade everything.  

Prior to, you need to verify at least SP2 is installed for WSS.  I would also run the STSADM -o preupgradecheck command to validate the farm is ready to upgrade.

Good resources:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee517215.aspx
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DJMohrAuthor Commented:
Thanks, will go through that.
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DJMohrAuthor Commented:
a question I should maybe have asked before closing.
Would the upgrade affect how data is handled?

We have our companies quality manual loaded on a team site and when a document is opened it opens in the browser, will this still happen with 2010?

I dont want documents to be downloaded at all.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
I'll let the man that got the points answer :-)
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Thanks  ACH1LLES :D

I've heard of the default download behaviour changing for PDFs when upgraded to 2010, we've handled some threads on that here. However I've not heard of it being a problem for Office docs, and indeed the settings mentioned in the following thread would resolve it.

http://code-journey.com/2011/sharepoint-2010-download-file-instead-of-opening-in-browser-pdf-xml-html-etc-x-download-options-header-trouble/
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DJMohrAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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DJMohrAuthor Commented:
Upgrade went pretty easy, everything up and running. Thought it would upgrade/change the old web site to a newer looking one. But anyway, at least it works.
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
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