Anybody have any thoughts??!
I would be willing to uninstall and reinstall SharePoint but from what I've
read that is not really straight forward. Can anyone point me to a good
detailed description of how to do that on SBS 2008? Thanks in advance for
> I've recently done a swing migration from SBS2000 to SBS2008 Standard (via
> SBS2003). I did not have SharePoint or full SQL working on the previous
> server and am having trouble getting it going on the new server. I've done
> some thrashing to get to where I am now but since I did not have any content
> don't mind starting over from scratch if needed. I was able to load a
> Business Contact Manager database but it loaded on the SBSMonitoring server
> rather than the ##SSEE server as at that time I was not able to connect to
> the ##SSEE server. After some thrashing I have that resolved and can connect
> to ##SSEE.
> I do have remote and owa working and can get use SQL Express 2005 to connect
> to ##SSEE and see SharePoint_Config_ (looks like one for every time I tried
> to run configuration wizard), SharePoint_AdminContent, ShareWebbDB,
> WSS_Content, and WSS_Search_ databases listed. In IIS I see a SharePoint web
> site listed but when I try to browse to is I get a "cannot connect to
> configuration database" message.
> When I try to run SharePoint Manager 3.0 Central Administration it tells me
> that I cannot because SharePoint Central Administration Web application has
> not been created yet and asks if I want to go to the configuration wizard
> now. When I say yes, the configuration wizard does task one but fails at
> task 2. I get an error message that says "An exception of type
> System.ComponentModel.Win32.Exception was thrown. with the additional
> information that the group already exists. I've tried reading the log file
> but don't know that to do about what I see.
> I am a complete SharePoint (and SQL) newbie but can follow directions.
> Like I said I don't mind losing SharePoint content since I don't have any in
> there but don't have a clue on what to do next. I tried detaching then
> moving all the SharePoint and WSS databases and log files out of the
> \Windows\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\Data folder to see if that would allow
> me to run the configuration wizard but got the same error.
> I've tried finding answers on line but nothing I read is exactly my
> situation and I've not been able to figure out what parts of the answers may
> apply to my specific problem.
> This is the only server and it is in production so I can't do anything to
> mess it up. I would like to get SharePoint working and the Business Contact
> Manager database moved over to it so we can start using it properly if
> possible. Any assistance or pointers are really appreciated. Thanks