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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Chapter 1. Upgrading and Configuring SharePoint 2010

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Checking current installation upgradeability
  • Upgrading MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010
  • Upgrading with minimal downtime
  • Visual upgrade
  • Creating and associating content databases to a specific web application and site collection
  • Configuring a content database
  • Creating an Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)
  • Patching (compatibility boundaries)

Introduction

SharePoint 2010 requires 64-bit architecture on the servers, with a minimum of 8 gigabytes of RAM. The result of this requirement is that there will be installations upgrading their 32-bit architecture and then upgrading/migrating their sites.

Upgrading SharePoint 2010 is optimally a one time job. In reality, this is not always the ...

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