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Reconnecting existing configuration database to existing Single-server WSS 3.0 deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, see below for my issue:

    The problem:
    • Our company's WSS 3.0 sharepoint database recently became corrupted (still unsure what caused the corruption...). While the database was rebuilding we disconnected the farm. Now when we attempt to use the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Wizard to reconnect it asks for the Database Access Account for the configuration database. It is insisting that we use NT Authority\Network Service but if you do not supply a password (NT Authority\Network Service does not have a password) you cannot click next.

    Steps we have tried:

    • We have also tried to use a local user that is under the db_owner server role and are still told to use NT Authority\Network Service.
    • We have also tried use psconfig.exe in the command line but get errors there as well when supplying no password.

     

    Is there any way to reconnect to the farm?

    Thank you for your help.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 5:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If it was the last server in the farm no and you wouldnt want to, if you noticed any type of curruption of teh config_db it will happen agaiin... Its so easy to create a new farma dn just add your content db to the new WebApplication.

    1. Create the farm and All WebApps,

    2. REmove the new Content Db from the Portal webApp that represent the Portal you had previsiously.

    3. Add your existing Content db to the site and iisreset /noforce

    This assumes yiou are using the same vrersion of SharePoint or newer and that you have the same Features and Solutins deployed...

     

    -Ivan

     


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.
    • Marked as answer by David HM Friday, December 10, 2010 5:45 AM
    Friday, December 3, 2010 1:26 PM

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  • Hi,

    If it was the last server in the farm no and you wouldnt want to, if you noticed any type of curruption of teh config_db it will happen agaiin... Its so easy to create a new farma dn just add your content db to the new WebApplication.

    1. Create the farm and All WebApps,

    2. REmove the new Content Db from the Portal webApp that represent the Portal you had previsiously.

    3. Add your existing Content db to the site and iisreset /noforce

    This assumes yiou are using the same vrersion of SharePoint or newer and that you have the same Features and Solutins deployed...

     

    -Ivan

     


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.
    • Marked as answer by David HM Friday, December 10, 2010 5:45 AM
    Friday, December 3, 2010 1:26 PM
  • Is the SQL server on the same PC?
    Regards | Aaron www.aaron-rendell.co.uk | SharePoint Consultant | Microsoft Gold Partner - Silversands, Poole, Dorset, England
    Friday, December 3, 2010 3:21 PM
  • Yes, the SQL Server is on the same PC as sharepoint.
    Friday, December 3, 2010 3:46 PM