Sunday, December 11, 2011

Preparing an SharePoint upgrade with Preupgradecheck



The pre-upgrade checker reports information about the status of your current SharePoint 2007 environment. If there are migration issues, then the wil show up in the preupgrade report. My advise is to solve all issues before you start the migration to SharePoint 2010 to avoid migration problems!

With the preupgradecheck you can find the following things for example:


  1. Sites based on site templates
  2. Sites based on custom site definitions
  3. Missing features
  4. List of features
  5. Large lists
  6. Content and Site Orphans
  7. Custom wep parts
  8. Language packs

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that your system is running Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Service Pack 2.
To run the pre-upgrade checker
  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials. To use Stsadm, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the server.
  2. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the following directory:%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin
  1. Type the following command and press ENTER: STSADM.EXE -o preupgradecheck
Note:
The preupgradecheck command is read only.  It creates a XML and HTML report based on the Preupgradecheck.xml files as referenced below.  

After you run the pre-upgrade checker, the report automatically opens in your default browser. You can also view the report by opening it from its location in the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS directory.


See for more information Microsoft TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262231.aspx

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