Failed to connect to database settings RRS feed

  • Question

  • In a Windows Server 2003 the SharePoint 3 don't run the configuration appropriately after the basic installation. At step 2 of configuration appears the message 'Failed to connect to database settings' (the installation is in Portugues so I free translate the message).

    In that server I have a SQL Server 2008 Express (SERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS) and the SharePoint was removed a few months ago and now I need a fresh installation.

    The log is too big to post here but the main messa is 'A exception of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException... access to module dbo.proc_getObjectsByClass is blocked because the signature is not valid.'

    Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:21 AM


  • did you try to Uninstall the Sql Server 2008 Express before installing the WSS 3.0. 

    Unistall the all express version of SQl and then try to install the basic mode of WSS 3.0


    hope this help



    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:03 AM
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:17 PM