SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Plan
SUMMARY: Microsoft will soon release a new and improved version of their popular SharePoint product. As result of the numerous improvements of the Office 2007 SharePoint infrastructure, I will be deploying and updating my current 2007 environment with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise very soon. The following is the high level breakdown designed to help outline the technical administration, maintenance, and support of the SharePoint Server deployment in an enterprise. This document is based heavily upon best practices for SharePoint and experiences gained with the current infrastructure.
The following are plans to upgrade SharePoint 2007 SP2 environment to SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Medium 3 Tier deployment with High Availability. The process includes a "Database Attached Method (Read-only database process with fall back environment and AAM Redirection; where required) with 2 step Visual Upgrade after 90 days" SHAREPOINT 2010 ADVANTAGES
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INSTALL PROCESS - Install using the SharePoint Admin domain account!!!
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Microsoft Office Webb Apps Install
Don't install with your own administrative account!
Note* If you are going to install the SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint Role, do not Run the Configuration Wizard until you have intalled this role on the SQL Server!!!
Run the Configuration Manager after the install is complete
Specify the DB Access Account
Note* SharePoint Domain account needs to be a sysadmin and public roles on the DB
Create a new Server Farm
SharePoint Configuration Wizard
Enter FARM credentials