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This page tells you how to upgrade an existing installation of the Confluence SharePoint Connector to the latest version of the connector, assuming you are using Microsoft SharePoint 2007. To upgrade the connector, you will install the latest version of the SharePoint Connector plugin in Confluence and upgrade the SharePoint feature in Microsoft SharePoint 2007.

Please check that this is the right guide for you.

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Instructions in this guide assume the following:

  • You are upgrading an existing installation of the SharePoint Connector. (If you have not previously installed the connector, please follow the installation guide instead.)
  • You are upgrading the SharePoint Connector on Microsoft SharePoint 2007. (If you are using SharePoint 2010, please follow the guide to upgrading the connector on SharePoint 2010.)
  • You are upgrading from SharePoint Connector 1.1.1. (If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the connector, your experience may be slightly different. Please contact Atlassian support for assistance if you need it.)

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Step 1: Read the Release Notes and Upgrade Notes

Please read the release notes and accompanying upgrade notes for any versions you are skipping as well as the version you are upgrading to. Pay particular attention to the upgrade notes and make a note to perform any of the additional steps described there:

(info) For example, if you are upgrading from version 1.0 to version 1.2 of the connector, skipping version 1.1, then you will need to perform the steps described in the SharePoint Connector 1.1 Upgrade Notes.

Step 2: Check the SharePoint Updates and Upgrade SharePoint if Necessary

The SharePoint Connector's federated search feature relies on new functionality in SharePoint. At least one of the following updates to SharePoint must be installed on your MOSS Server(s):

We recommend Service Pack 2, which is the most recent update. If you need to install one of these updates, you should schedule this upgrade of SharePoint before proceeding with the SharePoint Connector 1.1 installation.

Step 3: Upgrade the SharePoint Connector Plugin in Confluence

  1. Upgrade the SharePoint Connector plugin via the Confluence Plugin Repository:
    • Go to the Confluence 'Administration Console'. To do this:
      • Choose the cog icon  at top right of the screen, then choose Confluence Admin.
    • Click 'Plugin Repository' in the 'Configuration' section of the left-hand navigation panel to open the 'Atlassian Plugin Repository' page.
    • Scroll down to the row showing the 'SharePoint Plugin' and click 'Upgrade'.
  2. You may need to restart Confluence after upgrading the Confluence SharePoint Connector plugin.

If you do not see the 'Upgrade' option, please follow these steps instead:

  1. Click 'Plugins' in the 'Configuration' section of the left-hand navigation panel (not 'Plugin Repository').
  2. Select the 'SharePoint Connector for Confluence' plugin.
  3. Click 'Uninstall' to remove the plugin from your Confluence site.
  4. Click 'Plugin Repository' in the 'Configuration' section of the left-hand navigation panel to open the 'Atlassian Plugin Repository' page.
  5. Scroll down to the row for the 'SharePoint Plugin' and click 'Install'.
    (info) Provided you do not restart Confluence after uninstalling the old version of the plugin, you will not lose your configuration settings and SharePoint Connector license details.

Step 4: Upgrade the SharePoint Connector Feature in SharePoint

  1. Download the SharePoint component from the SharePoint Connector download centre.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded SharePointConnector zip file and open the SharePoint Installer directory.
  3. Upgrade the SharePoint features by running Setup.exe. Select the option to 'Upgrade' the SharePoint Connector. Follow the prompts by selecting 'Next, Next, ..., Finish'.
  4. You may need to restart IIS after upgrading the Sharepoint Connector feature.

Need help?

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If you encounter a problem during the upgrade, please create a support ticket and one of our support engineers will assist you through the process.

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