Move SharePoint to New Server

Jan 28, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I’m trying to use the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard to move our WSS sites to a new server.  I installed WSS on the new server and put it in a new farm.  I then used the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard to export one of the old sites.  When I tried to do an import on the new server I would get a “unable to contact site at address”.  I’m trying to use the same url as was used on the old server.  What am I doing wrong?  Can I use the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard to move from an old server to a new server?  Is there a document that explains the exact steps to accomplish this?  Is there an easier way to move the sites to a new server without using the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard?



Feb 4, 2010 at 8:48 PM
Edited Feb 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I am having this same issue. I can't find any way around this.

Anyone else having this issue or have a resolution for it?

my domain has a numeric valu. not sure if this is part of the issue or not. i noticed that reccitron has a numeric value in his as well.


Feb 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM

If you are running SharePoint on Windows 2003 SP1 or later (IIS 5.1 or later), a security feature may block access to SharePoint from the local machine using a FQDN. See KB896861 (

Regards, Theo