Sharepoint Error: 'Cannot connect to the configuration database' error

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mike, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    A client's SBS2003 server is returning this error when I attempt to browse
    companyweb. I have run through KB:823287 and found that (on Method 3)
    Enterprise Manager does not appear to be on the system. I was not the
    original installer of the server so I'm not sure what the root cause of this
    is or what the best course for resolution is.
    Method 1 and 2 of the KBA were completed and passed (i.e. mssqlserver
    service is running and IIS is not running in IIS5.0 isolation mode).

    Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    Mike, Jun 12, 2007
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  2. Mike

    Claus Guest

    Enterprise Manager is only present if SQL2000 is installed. What version of
    SBS2003 are you running - standard or premium? If you are using R2 then you
    are running SQL2005 Workgroup.
    Claus, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Is there a way to check this from the server. Windows Properties indicates
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server Service Pack 1.

    Mike, Jun 12, 2007
  4. Mike

    Claus Guest

    When you open the server management interface it should say on the top right
    if it is R2 or not.

    If you don't know whether you have Standard or Premium, check for SQL and
    ISA installation under the program files.
    Claus, Jun 12, 2007
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    The Server Management interface dispays "Microsoft Windows Small Business
    Server 2003"
    'Program Files' contains a Microsoft SQL Server folder but no ISA folder.

    Mike, Jun 12, 2007
  6. Mike

    Claus Guest

    I assume there is only one folder with subfolders and one of them is called
    "80". It looks like you have a standard version with only have MSDE
    installed. When you go to START/PROGRAMS do you see a SQL Server reference?

    If you have Standard with MSDE installed you can still get to it if you have
    some other box that has a full SQL installed. You can use the Enterprise
    Manager there to connect to your MSDE instances. If you have access to a
    full SQL CD you can also install the tools on your SBS.
    Claus, Jun 13, 2007
  7. Mike

    Mike Guest

    You are correct that I have a "80" folder.
    There is no SQL Server reference under Start>Programs.

    I hate to ask a dumb question but, is installing SQL going to be required to
    resolve the issue?
    Is there a way to simply reinstall companyweb to recreate the MSDE
    The client has never used companyweb (but would like to) so there is no need
    to salvage data....

    Thanks for sticking with me,
    Mike, Jun 13, 2007
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    Claus Guest

    Claus, Jun 13, 2007
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