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Sanity Check - Upgrade 2003 to 2007

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
The issue I'm working on in this post (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/01069452-8e84-4c78-ab50-459eb9b7254f) is a step in a bigger process so I figured this question should have its own thread. I've created a site collection in MOSS 2007 that will host ~1500 subsites that are currently in SPS 2003. After a lot of reading, I've concluded that the best way to migrate these is to spin up a VM running SharePoint 2003 and migrate these sites into it. I will then upgrade this VM to 2007 and then migrate them to my production 2007 environment. The point of this is to convert these specific sites to 2007 without touching the original implementation.   Is this over kill or is this a logical route to go?

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