upgrading WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 on SBS 2003 R2

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Joe, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I have not used companyweb or know much about WSS 2.0 or WSS 3.0. We are
    looking on posting data files to be shared amoung other stores/users. Is
    there an advantage to upgrade to WSS 3.0. and if so, is there a good link for
    Current installation:
    SBS standard R2
    WSS 2.0
    ..NET 2.0
    in the process of upgrading to .NET 3.0 and SP1
    Joe, Oct 14, 2008
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    SteveB Guest

    SteveB, Oct 14, 2008
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    Chad Gross Guest

    Hi Joe -

    There are several advantages of using WSS 3.0 over WSS 2.0. If you're
    looking for shared file storage, the big benefit of using WSS 3.0 is the
    presence of a two-stage recycle bin. So individual users can recover items
    they deleted from their recycle bin, and the administrator can recover
    deleted items for a set period of time, even if the user(s) have emptied
    their individual recycle bins. WSS 2.0 does not have the recycle bin
    functionality and item-level restores in WSS 2.0 are painful at best.

    WSS 3.0 also gives you several other benefits over 2.0:
    * Offline access to document libraries with Outlook 2007
    * Better check-in/check-out functionality, especially with Office 2007
    * Item version histories in lists
    * Built-in mobile views for accessing from mobile devices

    If you're just starting with SharePoint, I would definitely recommend on
    starting with WSS3.0 See the link in SteveB's reply for the MS paper on
    doing a side-by-side install of WSS 3.0 on SBS2003
    Chad Gross, Oct 14, 2008
  4. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Thank you for your response guys.

    Joe, Oct 14, 2008
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