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SPS 2003 and MOSS 2007 Co-Exist on Same Box

December 8th, 2006 by

From: “Alan Whitehouse” <awhitehouseNOSPAM att tgo dott ca>
Subject: SPS 2003 and MOSS 2007 Co-Exist on Same Box
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 18:47:35 -0500
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver

Anyone know if a brand new MOSS implementation can co-exist with a live and in-use deployment of SPS.
Have a 2 box deployment with SQL on one box and IIS/SPS on another box.  Would like to continue to use both boxes and have MOSS installed and have SPS running at the same time.

Do-able?  Any known issues?


Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:39:03 PST
Subject: Re: SPS 2003 and MOSS 2007 Co-Exist on Same Box
From: Hollis Paul
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver

I asked the same question in the Setup and Administration newsgroup on Dec 1, and got no reply.

Hollis Paul
Mukilteo, WA  USA


From: “Steve Smith” <steve att combined-knowledge dott com>
Subject: Re: SPS 2003 and MOSS 2007 Co-Exist on Same Box
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 10:05:59 -0000
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver

You can if you do a Gradual Upgrade as this upgrade has both portals running side by side on the same box and until you finalize the Uprade both are accesable. The Upgrade process does URL redirection for the old portal though so you will have to plan your name resolution for your users here , how will they get to both URL’s from their machine ?.

I would point out though that the point of this setup is to migrate the data ( site collections ) from the old to the new , although there is not need to if you don’t want to. As long as the users can resolve the DNS names correctly from their machines then they can access both systems at the same time. I am just about to publish my Upgrade whitepaper that shows this.

I have for example done a Gradual Upgrade and migrated the Portal but none of the site collections and then started from fresh with the site collections from a redesign point of view. It made migrating the data more time consuming though from the old site collections but I could do it in stages and then just make sure people are redirected to the correct URL to get that data via link listings , dns aliases etc.

Steve Smith

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