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Migrate customers to SharePoint 2013

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2013-10-31
To migrate customers' SharePoint 2010 sites to SharePoint 2013, you perform the following tasks:
  1. Upgrade your SharePoint 2010 deployment to SharePoint 2013 as described in the article "Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint 2013" on the Microsoft TechNet web site.
  2. In the Services Manager control panel, remove customers' SharePoint 2010 sites. This step removes sites from the control panel, but does not delete them from the SharePoint farm.
  3. Import customers' upgraded SharePoint 2013 sites into the control panel for management.

To remove SharePoint sites

Removing a SharePoint site removes the site listing from the Services Manager control panel only. The site remains intact in the SharePoint farm.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2013 > Site Removal.
  2. Under Farm Selection, select the SharePoint Version, Location, and Farm server where the site you want to remove resides.
  3. In the site table, select the SharePoint site you want to remove.
  4. Click Delete Sites. The site table no longer displays the site entry.

To import existing SharePoint 2013 sites

Before you import an existing SharePoint site, ensure you have the following items:
  • The customer to whom you want to assign the imported site has been added to Services Manager
  • The user designated as the site's Primary Administrator has been added to the customer

When you import a site, Services Manager automatically assigns it to the customer based on the user designated as the site's Primary Administrator. If Services Manager detects that the user does not belong to a customer, you cannot import the site.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > SharePoint 2013 > Site Import.
  2. Under Farm Selection, select a Location and Farm where the site you want to import resides. Services Manager automatically detects the sites in the farm and displays them in a list.
  3. From the site list, select the unassigned site you want to import and then click Import.