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Migrating Companyweb from WSS 3.0 on Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 on Server 2012

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Our customers existing infrastructure:-

SBS 2003 domain. Companyweb on the DC was side-migrated to WSS 3.0 a long time ago.

Customer is now in the process of migrating to a new Server 2012 infrastructure.

I have various Hyper-V guests for testing purposes, and I need to move Companyweb away from WSS 3.0 and into SharePoint Foundation 2010.

The existing Companyweb database is slightly over 6GB In size, so here's what I have done so far:-

New Server 2012, joined to domain. Installed SharePoint Foundation 2010 in standalone mode (this installed SQL Express 2008 with a 4GB limit). Upgraded to SQL Express 2008 R2 to overcome 4GB limit. SharePoint still works at this point. (Created a checkpoint of the VHD at this point).

On SBS 2003, changed STS_tucsrv_1 database to read only, then took a backup.

On Server 2012, restored STS_tucsrv_1 into WSS_Content database.

From there on in, SharePoint no longer works. When I browse to http://share (share being the name of the test server) I get an error in IE which reads:-

Server error: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=177673
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I don't see a comment about using the Migration checker before the move?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287628(v=office.14).aspx
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Jamie, I forgot to mention that. Indeed I have run the checker, and there are some issues. The first 3 are because of the existing server not being 64 bit or Server 2008 SP2 or higher or because of the DB size.

However, there is one set of issues that I am not sure how best to resolve (if indeed they are even the cause of the migration failure):-

Missing server file or server configuration issues:
Id = 7fbf9a80-8ae1-fa7e-9a51-30a786d33155, Type = Unknown, Reference = 14, Status = Missing
Id = 2d70b18f-5f9b-fe07-da7e-946c6c2b3b96, Type = Unknown, Reference = 1, Status = Missing
Id = 1a8eda1f-6a8c-d5b9-0a7a-062455488c90, Type = Unknown, Reference = 1098, Status = Missing
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by:Jamie McAllister MVP
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I'm not immediately sure what those are either. Was any custom development done for your WSS installation?

Any commercial web parts or solutions purchased?
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All three of the webparts are listed amongst others on this page:-

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/josrod/archive/2013/08/21/wss-2003-assembly-types-and-corresponding-type-ids.aspx

which says that they may show as unknown type when doing the pre-upgrade check.

This would make me think that these in fact are not going to cause a problem. So now I'm back to the start of not knowing why my migrated Companyweb doesn't work.
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OK, a bit more digging showed that the WSS_Content database is too old and needs an upgrade. I ran:-

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

I then got an error. I am attaching the logs just in case someone can spot the problem?
Upgrade-20140923-131558-242.log
Upgrade-20140923-131558-242-error.log
PSCDiagnostics-9-23-2014-13-15-56-914-52
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Thanks - the Learning Center link worked a treat - had to re-run the PSConfig command after, but it's all working now!
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Great news! Well done! :)
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