SharePoint Content Database Migration – Missing Features and 404 Errors

This has been driving me crazy for a while now. Managed to migrate a SharePoint 2010 content database to SharePoint 2013 first time with little effort. But, to do it a second time – no.

I was receiving a lot of errors saying that certain features were missing – some of which were not even uploaded to the SharePoint 2010 server itself. So I did a little bit of digging. I found out that for some reason, unlike before – no Search Service Application was set up, for some unknown reason. So this was required to be set up to enable the content database to stop throwing a 404 file not found error. Continue reading

Access Denied for Users after Database Migration from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

When I migrated the content databases from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, a lot of standard users with Read-Only permissions could not access the SharePoint 2013 site. They got a great big dirty error of ‘Access Denied’. The user was allowed to request access, but even if access was granted, they were still faced with access denied. Continue reading