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Having Problems creating a development copy of a fairly complex live site, sharepoint 2007

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi All,

I have inherited a sharepoint distribution from a previous set of contractors, which I am now trying to set up for a developer hired to fix a few bugs in custom code.
This sharepoint installation consists of a farm that includes the following: - Not Configured - Windows Sharepoint Services Incoming E-Mail, Windows Sharepoint  Services Web Application - Central Administration / Excel Calculation Services / Office Sharepoint Server Search / WSS Incoming email / WSS Web App - Office Sharepoint Server Search / WSS Incoming email / WSS web app

SQLCluster - WSS Database

I have a development machine with a single install of sharepoint / mssql 2005 that I would like to set up as a test server for code/database changes

I set out thus to export (stsadm -o export etc.) a copy of the live site, and import it into my test server. This gave me a lot of errors regarding features, which I looked up to be custom solutions that were not installed, so I installed those, and attempted the import again, this time another error regarding features missing. I checked the features/template directory and noticed on live there are a few features that are not listed in the solutions panel, these look to be mostly custom webparts

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