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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Pre-upgrade Tasks

A number of pre-upgrade tasks need to be performed before you will be ready to upgrade your SharePoint Portal Server 2003 farm to SharePoint Server 2007. Many of these tasks focus primarily on educating you, the administrator, about the exact state of the farm. You can regard this education as a necessary phase that is similar to seeing your doctor for a physical examination.

Because upgrades never occur in a vacuum, we’ll also need to discuss the upgrade of dependent platforms and other software upgrade projects that might need to occur in your organization if you’re going to take full advantage of SharePoint Server 2007. Given this, we’ll first discuss the upgrade of companion and/or dependent platforms then discuss the pre-upgrade ...

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