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32 bit 2007 to 64 bit 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to use the detach reattach upgrade method to upgrade a 32 bit MOSS 2007 installation to a SharePoint 2010 Farm?

    e.g. we are going to upgrade to SQL 2008 in the MOSS 2007 Farm but instead of setting up a MOSS 2007 64 bit Farm we would like to skip that step and go directly to SharePoint 2010.

    Is it possible?

    Friday, June 4, 2010 3:18 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Sounds like you have three major changes. 

    Windows 32 bit to windows 64 bit.  That has prompted many people to move to a new farm with a fresh windows/sql/sharepoint install.  Note you get IIS 7.5x here...also more memory :)  If you run office on the server...well...read about the 32 bit vs. 64 bit stuff.

    Sql to 2008...sort of independent, but a good move.  have run under 2008 enterprise and express here...both work well.

    Sharepoint 2007 to 2010...strongly suggest testing off-line if you haven't already, there are a lot of changes.

    In direct answer it's very possible to upgrade via a detach - reatach to the new farm migrating from windows 32 bit, sql 2005, moss 2007 to a windows 64 bit, sql 2008, sharepoint 2010; might even suggest it's a good idea, but with the new products you will hit an administrative learning curve given the new interfaces and idiosyncrasies.  Suggest starting here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303420.aspx

    Best regards,

    S'

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Hacker Friday, June 4, 2010 7:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Chengyi Wu Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2:37 AM
    Friday, June 4, 2010 5:43 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Sounds like you have three major changes. 

    Windows 32 bit to windows 64 bit.  That has prompted many people to move to a new farm with a fresh windows/sql/sharepoint install.  Note you get IIS 7.5x here...also more memory :)  If you run office on the server...well...read about the 32 bit vs. 64 bit stuff.

    Sql to 2008...sort of independent, but a good move.  have run under 2008 enterprise and express here...both work well.

    Sharepoint 2007 to 2010...strongly suggest testing off-line if you haven't already, there are a lot of changes.

    In direct answer it's very possible to upgrade via a detach - reatach to the new farm migrating from windows 32 bit, sql 2005, moss 2007 to a windows 64 bit, sql 2008, sharepoint 2010; might even suggest it's a good idea, but with the new products you will hit an administrative learning curve given the new interfaces and idiosyncrasies.  Suggest starting here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303420.aspx

    Best regards,

    S'

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Hacker Friday, June 4, 2010 7:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Chengyi Wu Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2:37 AM
    Friday, June 4, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Based on your response swirch a further question comes to mind.  

    Is it possible to run SQL 2008 64 bit and move the SharePoint databases from the original 32 bit database server onto this 64 bit SQL server machine?

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:33 PM