My organisation has recently restructured, and as a result, we have to move a bunch of team sites in our Sharepoint 2007 Intranet (MOSS). This is going to result in changed URLs and broken links in plenty of documents. Not a good situation.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to best handle this?
So far I have thought of the following options:
- Friendly custom 404 error pages for moved sites which give a link to the new site, and a search box with friendly text telling people to use it!
- Redirection to the new location
Given that only the root of each site will change (e.g. http://intranet/site/old_dept/teamsite becomes http://intranet/site/new_dept/teamsite) it should be possible to do smart redirection for the rest of the URL which actually points at the documents, pages etc. I know this would be possible with Apache at least. However, the combination of Sharepoint 2007 and IIS6 is making it hard to track down the best way of achieving a friendly solution that keeps the user happy.