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MOSS 2007 Cannot connect to configuration database after installing AD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm facing Cannot connect to configuration database error while trying to access my site. This happened after I installed Active Directory and made my sharepoint server the domain controller, which I know was a big mistake. I then demoted domain controller and uninstalled AD, but the problem is all configured accounts are gone and groups such as WSS_ADMIN_WPG, WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG and WSS_WPG too. I created these groups manually and managed to start Sharepoint Services Administration service with newly created account so Central Administration is working, but I was unable to fix access to my portal site.

    Any help in solving this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:45 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the solution you provided, luckily after playing with some  permissions Sharepoint configuration wizard succeeded and I managed to access my site.
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:53 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
    Monday, May 16, 2011 7:41 PM

All replies

  • Sound disastrous...

    Your best bet is to run SharePoint Product and Technology Configuration Wizard again on all servers in your farm (I guess in your case it's All-IN-ONE).

    If that doesn't work, rebuild the farm.... it doesn't take long, but guarantee you to have a good night sleep without getting calls from your manager.

    Cheers,

     


    Allen Wang | http://blogs.msdn.com/allenwang
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:52 PM
  • Thanks for your reply!
    I tried to run this wizard but it failed with strange error on step 3. After getting that error I created WSS_ADMIN_WPG, WSS_RESTRICTED_WPG and WSS_WPG groups and added account for central administration service to them and configuration process went a bit further, but still failed on step 5.
    So you mean I need to backup all sharepoint databases, create new farm and connect it to the backuped databases?
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:39 AM
  • In my opinion, rebuilding the farm is easier in this case.

    - Backup all content databases

    - screenshot or note down all your configurations (AAM, web app settings, anyother settings in central admin site)

    - backup SSP

    - backup other customization you have (physical files of customizations sit under web site virtual directory and 12 hive)

    - PRAY!

    - rebuild farm (try to quit farm running the Wizard, hopefully you'll be able to exist the farm that way..)

    - restore

     

    Cheers,

     


    Allen Wang | http://blogs.msdn.com/allenwang
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:53 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:16 PM
  • Thanks for the solution you provided, luckily after playing with some  permissions Sharepoint configuration wizard succeeded and I managed to access my site.
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:53 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
    Monday, May 16, 2011 7:41 PM