I am in the process of determining whether a couple of sites can be moved from a full MOSS server to a free WSS server. The current process has been to turn off all known MOSS-only features, export the sites and restore them on a WSS server.
So far I have reached two roadblocks:
- Reliance on the SSP installed on the previous server.
- References to the publishing infrastructure, mainly because the site templates is based off a publishing page template.
The first (1) I have some ideas on how to handle, using Search Server Express and modifying the pages and code that makes use of search. However, the second item I have no idea on how to approach - I mostly deal with feature code and not site setup, so this is outside my area of expertise. I can tell by opening the .master template as well as the SiteTemplate XML definition that there are a lot of references to the Publishing Pages namespace, but does anyone have any idea on how to replace it?
From what I can tell, these sites could just have easily have been developed for WSS, but I guess many chose the Publishing site template as a basis in MOSS by default.
Any help is appreciated. I hope there is some way, even if it requires some work, to get this done.