An Interesting Issue after Migration of SPS to MOSS 2007

On last weekend my team was able to migration a full SharePoint Portal Server 2003 implementation (15 GB DB Size) to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  The major challenge in that project was that all the portal was 100% Customized with 22 Site Definitions, 20+ Webparts and 100% reconditioned UI.  We have to work hard really which we at the end did and are successful.  But today I want to share a thought here about Security Migration.

After the migration of the portal I accessed the portal Users and Groups page from Site actions tab.  The old groups that are migration from the portal are given custom ; where an=1 naming convention which means that I have go and manfully update the users groups according to Microsoft Office SharePoint server user and groups which seems interesting to me.  As SharePoint 2007 groups names are changed but still the migrated groups and not given the same name.

Another issue that we faced is adding a user with full control will not give the users full rights on the server.  We have to manually move the user to new SharePoint 2007 group that it will have all the permissions on the portal.

Looking forward for some guidance.





SharePoint 2007 Course at eVenture Solutions (Operation Badar)

Recently I have started Introduction to SharePoint 2007 for Developer and End users training course at eVenture Solutions (Operation Badar).  This will be a 18 Sessions Course (36 Hours) with 12 session of study and 8 labs of both Windows SharePoint Services and MOSS 2007.  I did three sessions until now.  The topics that I have covered until now are

Introduction SharePoint Production and Technologies

  • SharePoint Concepts
  • Planning the Implementation and Topology for SharePoint 2007
  • Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services 2007
  • Working with Windows SharePoint Services Collaboration lists and libraries.

We have currently a Group of 6 People and 4 more people are joining in.  I have a 3 hours session on next Saturday which to cover all the above topics for the new guys coming in so if any one of you is interested please do let me know.

I have also recorded one hours sessions which I will upload here for reference.  It will be in English and Urdu so will be helpful for the guys who are interested.

I any one reading this is interested in the program please feel free to contact me or EVS Learning ( for more information.