Whichever upgrade approach you decide to use, you must perform a number of pre-upgrade steps or your upgrade process might fail. Once you have completed the pre-upgrade tasks, you can commence your chosen upgrade approach. The pre-upgrade tasks are as follows:
Ensure your Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 deployment is working correctly.
The upgrade process will not resolve any problems you might have with your implementation. However, any outstanding problems might cause the upgrade process to fail, and depending on the point where it fails, it might leave your Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 implementation in an unusable state. This is particularly true if you are using the in-place upgrade approach. You will then have to restore ...