Updating old CMS 5 SP2 site

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Hi,

Decades ago I created an episerver site with CMS 5 SP2 (5.1.422.256). Since then, my old dev box has died and been replaced with shiny windows 7 box.

I'm now required to do few new page types to that old episerver installation, but that version can't be installed on IIS 7: I would need to upgrade to R2 SP2 (5.2.375.236). I have the physical files of the old installation and also the db, but not the IIS configurations.

As far as I see, I have few options:

1. Somehow create a new site that would be mix of : upgrade db, but install new files. Also upgrade the production to newer version.

2. Just create the new page types with the new version, and pray that I don't use API calls that are not available in the old version.

3. Somehow get the old version up and running on IIS 7.

What would you do in this situation?

#45850
Nov 19, 2010 13:52
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With Win7 you can use Windows XP through Windows Virtual PC (license included with Win7).

If that's not an option you can get EPiServer 5 SP2 up'n'running och Win 7. Don't remember straight of, but if you have the DLLs it's only a matter of configuration in web.config. There are some blog posts here on World, but not sure where right now.. :)

#45852
Nov 19, 2010 14:39
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I would install the site on a Virtual XP machine. That way you can let Deployment Center do the IIS configurations for you - just install a new site and copy over your files, and change the connectionstrings.config.

Also, your old site's web.config is probably configured for IIS5/6. If you were using Windows 7, you would have to re-write the web.config to the IIS7 format, which can be a hassle and may introduce some hard-to-find errors.

 

 

 

#45870
Nov 21, 2010 21:31
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