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Checklist: Upgrade in place from SharePoint Foundation to SharePoint Server Standard/Enterprise

Based on MSDN: Upgrade from SharePoint Foundation 2010 to SharePoint Server 2010

Install SharePoint Server 2010/2013 over SharePoint Foundation 2010/2013 and then perform the additional configurations that SharePoint Server 2010/2013 requires.
  • Preparation

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  • Ensure you have a valid license and license key

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  • Ensure you have a backup from all affected Webservers and Database Servers

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  • Run Upgrade (on Webserver)

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  • Stop "World Wide Web Publishing Service"

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  • Run Setup (but not Configuration Wizard yet!)

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  • Optional: Install latest Cumulative Updates/Service Pack

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  • Download & Install

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    Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products
    Updates for SharePoint 2013
  • Optional: Install Language Packs

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  • Be sure that you have installed any language packs with latest Service Packs (!) for SharePoint Server 2010/2013

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    2010

    2013
  • Before you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

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  • Ensure that the account you use to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard is a member of the db_owner fixed database role for all the databases that you want to upgrade

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    If it is not, you might see an error about an unknown user account when the wizard starts to upgrade the databases.
  • Be sure that you have updated all the servers in your farm with the same updates and service packs.

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    If you have different levels of updates applied, you might see a message about missing updates.
  • Run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

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  • Run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

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  • Start "World Wide Web Publishing Service" again

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  • Configure SharePoint

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  • Run the Farm Configuration Wizard

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