MOSS 2007 FAQs

How can I find out what version of MOSS 2007 I'm running?
There are a couple ways to find the version of MOSS 2007 you're running.
  1. Method 1
    1. Open IIS and right-click SharePoint Central Administration and then click Properties.
    2. Click on the HTTP Headers tab. Under Custom HTTP Headers, you will see a version number like 12.0.0.xxxx. This is your version number.
  2. Method 2
    1. On the server click Add/Remove Programs. Next, find MOSS in the list and choose Click Here for Support Information
    2. This will display your version number, like 12.0.0.xxxx.
How do I back up my MOSS 2007 server?
Every organization using WSS or MOSS should have a documented backup and recovery plan for their business-critical data. Luckily, MOSS 2007 comes with some great features for backing up and restoring your data. Keep in mind that these processes do NOT prevent errors and data corruption, which will fail a restore when attempted.
How to backup and restore data in MOSS 2007:
  1. Access Central Administration in MOSS 2007
    1. When you are signed into Office SharePoint Server 2007 Central Administration, you’ll see a feature called Backup and Restore. This tool can either backup the Server Farm or just a content database.
  2. Backup your MOSS 2007 Data
    1. After you choose what to backup, you can choose if you want to do a Full Backup or a Differential Backup.
      1. The Full Backup option will backup all selected content.
      2. The Differential Backup is great for quick, frequent backups to make sure any data changes stay up to date without bogging systems down by backing up the entire Server every time.
    2. MOSS 2007 does not have backup scheduling built in. We recommend that you always complete a Full Backup on a regular schedule (weekly or monthly) and complete Differential Backups more frequently. (daily or weekly)
    3. MOSS will show you how much disk space will be required for your backup and allow you to choose a location where your backup will be stored. We recommend storing your backup data in at least two locations for extra security.
  3. Restore your MOSS 2007 Data
    1. When you restore your data, the MOSS 2007 tools will walk you through the process.
    2. You can choose if you would like to Overwrite the data or Create New.
      1. Overwrite will replace the existing backed up data.
      2. Create New will create a new copy of the content without replacing the existing content. understands how important data integrity is for Enterprise-level business. If you have hosted MOSS 2007 with, we include free Disaster Recovery Backup and fully automated backup solutions like SharePoint Replication MOSS replication. MOSS High Availability with 100% uptime is also available. If you want to operate your MOSS environment in the safest environment possible, please call us at 866.780.4678 so that we may assist you.
How do I update my SharePoint or MOSS environment?
If you’re hosting with, please contact us for assistance with updating your SharePoint WSS v3 or MOSS 2007 environment.
Often, updates can be tricky and/or risky to ensure data integrity for certain deployments of SharePoint or MOSS. These risks and the potential issues are mediated with strong governance and following the exact procedures for installing the update.
Important notes regarding MOSS 2007 updates:
  1. You should ALWAYS read the update procedures before performing an update to your server.
  2. Install a HOTFIX only if you need it to fix a specific issue. Otherwise, wait for a Rollup release. This saves time, money, and lowers the risk of new problems.
  3. Backup your SharePoint databases and your server farm (if needed) before applying any hotfixes. Once you apply them, they cannot be removed.
  4. Typically, you will want to deploy the updates in the order that they were released. (Rollups are the obvious exception)
  5. If you’re updating MOSS, you must first update the SharePoint package. Immediately install MOSS updates, then run the Configuration Wizard.
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