Upgrade MOSS 2007 Farm from Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 to Windows Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a MOSS 2007 Farm made up of 3 servers (2 Web Front End's and 1 Admin server) currently running on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. We plan to upgrade from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 later down the road but first need to get the current MOSS 2007 farm running on Windows Server 2008 R2.

    I haven't found any real clear documentation on that scenario. I've found installing MOSS 2007 onto Windows Server 2008 but not much describing best practices, gotchas, etc. for upgrading an existing MOSS 2007 currently running on Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2 (while remaining on MOSS 2007 for the time being -- just getting the OS upgraded first) AND using the same hardware.

    Any advice or links to resources would be appreciated.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:52 PM


  • Haven't practically done this before. But here are some thoughts:

    1) Have you installed SharePoint 2007 64-bit on your Win2003 R2 x64? Your MOSS 2007 should be having SP3 to support Windows 2008 R2.

    2) From OS level, verify your upgrade paths - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    3) As you will also be going for SharePoint 2010 later, I would prefer to go with clean installs in such scenario with backup/restore, so that you will have less headaches later. 

    Will be happy to hear which path you have taken and how did it go :)

    Thanks & Regards,
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    • Proposed as answer by Emir Liu Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:58 AM
    Friday, August 17, 2012 3:02 AM