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Well that was interesting.  I had my first attempt at deploying a Sharepoint site I created to a remote server.  At first I wasn't sure how smoothly the deployment would go.  The main reason is that my test environment hosted the Sharepoint site and the database on the same server.  The remote site would host the Sharepoint site on one server with the database residing on another server behind a firewall.

The smigrate.exe utility that is found in the bin folder of the Sharepoint services web services extensions folder made life somewhat easier.  This utlity is used to back up your Sharepoint site to a single file that you can then transfer to the remote site.  At the remote site, you can simply reuse smigrate to restore the site.  Pretty slick.  However, there is one gotcha.

When you install Sharepoint Services on the remote server, ensure there is a top level web site created first or the restore will fail with the message, “The web server at <url here> does not appear to have Sharepoint Services installed.”, or something along those lines, I don't remember the exact string.  It leads you to the wrong conclusion, that Sharepoint is indeed not installed or at least not installed correctly.  The solution is to create at least one top level web site on the Sharepoint server.  Your restore will go smoothly after that.

My site also contains custom user controls hosted in web parts.  These web parts and functionality will not transfer with the smigrate tool.  You will need to either manually copy the user controls and web parts yourself or create and installer package and install your controls and web parts using that installer.

Gerry

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2004 4:48 PM | Back to top


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Even i am also trying to deploy a sharepoint site.Can u give me a step by step procedure for this
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Can you be a little more specific on what you are trying to do? Are you deploying a new site, migrating an existing one? Which version of WSS are you using?
Left by Gerry on Sep 27, 2007 10:47 AM

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Actually I am doing wss 3.0...My problem is i need to make a solution for packaging and deploying my existing sharepoint site to any sharepoint site(through installation)....I need the same for list also.....
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Please tell me the steps in details... I'm new to sharepoint server I'm eager to know how to deploy...

Thanks in Advance...
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How to deploy sharepoint site.. PLease explain step by step
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