Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Site-Level Migration


I was recently asked a question regarding moving sites between Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web applications and whether or not there are any prerequisites associated with such a move.  While moving sites can be an arduous and on occasion, a complicated task, moving between variations in platform only adds to the complexities associated with site-level moves.  Many of the Features available to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 sites are not available to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the existence of these features in the host site will cause any migration effort to fail.  Among the Features that should be deactivated on the original or host site prior to export are the Office SharePoint Server Enterprise Site and Standard Site Features; which can be deactivated through the SharePoint Products and Technologies user interface by navigating to

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