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Virtual Migration Environment (VME) for Microsoft Project 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

Virtual Environment which enables Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 customers to migrate to 2010 versions of the respective products.

  • The Virtual Migration Environment is a set of two virtual disks that provide Office Project Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 environments, sample content, and scripts design to assist customers with upgrade and migration from Office Project Server 2003 and Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. The Virtual Migration Environment provides the tools and resources to assist with upgrade and migration and planning and preparation resources to determine upgrade approaches and address common issues.

    The Virtual Migration Environment can be used to attach your existing production Project Server 2003 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 databases for upgrade to Project Server 2007 or Office SharePoint Server 2007 or can be used with sample databases to test and understand the upgrade process.

    For more information, please visit the following Upgrade and Migration Centers on Microsoft TechNet:


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2

    • Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled
    • RAM: 4 GB or more for the host machine, with 3 GB or more allocated to the Virtual Machine
    • Disk space: 20 GB for running the virtual machine (plus 4 times the size of the database to migrate), Solid State Drive recommended for better performance
    • CPU: 2 or more virtual processors allocated to the Virtual Machine recommended for best performance

Installation Instructions

  • See the "Project Server Virtual Migration Environment" documentation for full details and setup instructions.

    PLEASE NOTE - we about issues in Custom Field and User Editing scenarios in the migrated 2007 Project Web Access Site. The following steps will solve the issue:

    Dynamic content compression must be disabled in Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager in the Project Server VME (it is on by default in Windows Server 2008 R2). Having dynamic content compression enabled can cause issues if you need to make corrective changes to your Project Server 2007 data in the VME (specifically issues with editing custom fields and resources).

    To disable Dynamic Content Compression:

    1. On the Project Server VME, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.2. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, in the Connection Pane select VME (VME\Administrator).3. In the VME Home pane, in the IIS section, click Compression.4. In the Compression section, deselect Enable dynamic content compression to disable it.5. In the Actions pane, click Apply to save the change. The Alert “The changes have been successfully saved” displays if the change has been applied successfully.6. Close Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.