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

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Upgrading Shared Services

This is perhaps the most thorny and difficult part of any upgrade because of how the upgrade code is written to perform regarding SS. So we’ll be straightforward and tell you that, in most circumstances, we believe it is a best practice to create a new SSP in SharePoint Server 2007 and then reassociate your portals in 2003 with the new SSP. In order to understand our best practice recommendation, it’s important to first understand the differences and similarities in how SS is implemented between the two platforms and then understand how the product team was forced to write the upgrade code.

Shared Services in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

In SharePoint Portal Server 2003, SS was an optional configuration that could be implemented ...

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