SP2010 Content Migration - left-hand navigation and absolute URLs



Some navigation items defined in sub-sites refer to the absolute web address (including host name). This may include nav items that have been defined by administrators or site owners over the years.


  1. Request site owners to update links in navigation, so server relative paths are used instead of absolute host name links (to be performed retrospectively, after content migration has taken place)
  1. If like us, your old MOSS 2007 site will run in parallel with the new site, implement redirect handling on the MOSS 2007 environment to “catch” any requests to the old address