Portal Server Migration Steps

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    Brad Downs (Edited )

    Thanks for posting these instructions. Using them I was able to migrate our Portal to a new server, albeit with help from the excellent Passageways support team. We moved from Windows Server 2008 / IIS 6.0 to Windows Server 2012 / IIS 8.0. We also use Windows authentication and portal documents exclusively. Some of our issues are probably specifically tied to change in IIS versions. Here are a few things that caused me problems.
    1) Had to remove these 3 lines from Web.config file "<authentication>
    <anonymousAuthentication enabled="true" />
    </authentication>"

    2) Windows authentication wasn't working. FIX > had to change connection strings SQL server/instance name in web.config files from generic "(local)" to explicit <server\instance> (STEP 13).

    3) Island images were not appearing. FIX > had to fix the drive letter in path for "fileCabinetContentPath=" entry in web.config file (STEP 13).

    4) Unable to access portal documents. FIX > there's a web.config file in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Passageways\WebDAV that was "messed up". Meredith fixed this for me so I don't know all the changes that were made. I believe the "<authentication mode="Windows" />" tag was removed and " <authorization>
    <allow users="*" verbs="OPTIONS" />
    </authorization>" was added.

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