Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pre-upgrade checker tool SharePoint Server 2010

- Actually this is not a tool first of all rather its a custom STSADM command.

- It is available if you have MOSS 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

- This usually used to check before migrating to SharePoint 2010.

- This is to determine whether your servers in your existing SharePoint environment meet the core requirements for upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010.
- Also is used by the upgrade team to determine what currently exists inside of their SharePoint farm to better prepare for the upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010.

- This command should run locally on the server.

- It returns a list of all servers and components in the farm.

- Returns a list of the alternate access mapping URLs that are being used in the farm.

- Returns a list of all site definitions, site templates, features, and language packs that are installed in the farm.

- Lists any database or site orphans in the farm. Objects such as list items, lists, documents, Web sites, and site collections can become orphaned — that is, the objects exist but are not associated with a particular site.

- Reports any missing or invalid configuration settings like web.config.

-  Reports whether the databases meet the requirements for upgrade.

To start using the command, click on start, right click on the command prompt and run as administrator. Then simply type STSADM.EXE -o preupgradecheck