Upgrading SharePoint 2010 To SharePoint 2013 Part 1

These are notes from my first upgrade of SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.  The purpose of the upgrade is to carry out an initial test upgrade to find any issues etc.  I’m not replicating the environment in terms of server roles etc. everything is installed on one server with local SQL.  I followed the steps outlined here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303436.aspx

This is part 1, part 2 can be found here, part 3 here, part 4 here and part 5 here.

Create the SharePoint 2013 farm

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263026.aspx

Before taking SQL backups of the SharePoint 2010 databases:

  • Stop the Web Analytics service application.  Remove any Web Analytics web parts or features from the SharePoint 2010 site
  • PowerPoint Broadcast Sites cannot be upgraded

Record the passphrase of the Secure Store service application.

Export the encryption key for the User Profile service application.

Build test server: Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.

Install SharePoint 2013, don’t run the SharePoint Products configuration Wizard.

Install SharePoint 2013 language packs.

Install SharePoint 2013 updates as required.

Run the SharePoint Products configuration Wizard and create a new farm.

Run the Farm Configuration Wizard to configure the farm.  Don’t configure the Business Data Connectivity, Managed Metadata, PerformancePoint Services, Search, Secure Store, or the User Profile service applications if you’re using them in SharePoint 2010 as their content can be copied from SharePont 2010 and upgraded.  Don’t create a site collection, so click cancel at the end of the wizard on the site collection creation page.

Configure incoming and outgoing email settings, configure the Farm Administrators group and blocked file types as per SharePoint 2010.  Configure usage and health data collection, diagnostic logging and settings and schedules for timer jobs.

If the Workflow Auto Cleanup timer job is disabled in SharePoint 2010 you must disable it in SharePoint 2013 too.

Add the SharePoint Central Administration website to Trusted Sites and disable Internet Explorer Enhanced security.

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4 thoughts on “Upgrading SharePoint 2010 To SharePoint 2013 Part 1

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