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Sharepoint 3.0 on SBS 2008 - need clean new install

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PJG51

#1
I can't currently log into the Sharepoint console as it says I don't have a
managment web site. I can't run Sharepoint configuration as it says group
already exists. I don't have any content I mind losing. How is the best
way to start over with a Sharepoint clean install? Should I uninstall
Sharepoint and clean up any remainging databases and websites then reinstall?
Or is there a cleaner way?

I don't mind that Sharepoint is not working so much but can't get the SBS
2008 Rollup 3 to install and think it is because it can't access Sharepoint
to enable Kerberos.

Thanks in advance for any pointers you can throw my way. I
 

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Susan Bradley

#2
PJG51 wrote:

> I can't currently log into the Sharepoint console as it says I don't have a
> managment web site. I can't run Sharepoint configuration as it says group
> already exists. I don't have any content I mind losing. How is the best
> way to start over with a Sharepoint clean install? Should I uninstall
> Sharepoint and clean up any remainging databases and websites then reinstall?
> Or is there a cleaner way?
>
> I don't mind that Sharepoint is not working so much but can't get the SBS
> 2008 Rollup 3 to install and think it is because it can't access Sharepoint
> to enable Kerberos.
>
> Thanks in advance for any pointers you can throw my way. I
How did you get into this condition in the first place?
 

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Miles Li [MSFT]

#3
Hello,

Thanks for the post.

To clean reinstall the WSS on the SBS 2008 server, you may follow the steps
in SBS repair guide:

Reinstall Windows SharePoint Services
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd548327(WS.10).aspx


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me
know.



Best regards,

Miles Li

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PJG51

#4
Susan - How did this happen? I had a couple of issues after migration and
did some trashing around trying to fix them. I'm not sure how much of these
issues were related to update / rollup issues that occured as I was
finalizing set up, how many were related to migration settings, and how many
were my not being sure of what I was doing. At any rate, since remote, OWA,
and SQL Express 2005 (both SBSMonitoring and ##SSEE) are working,
uninstalling and reinstalling a clean instance of Sharepoint seems the best
solution for this production server.

Mike - Thanks for the pointer to the SBS 2008 reinstall instructions. I'll
work through it this way. I had found similar KBs but not specific to SBS
2008 so this will be very helpful.

Thanks again to both responses

"PJG51" wrote:

> I can't currently log into the Sharepoint console as it says I don't have a
> managment web site. I can't run Sharepoint configuration as it says group
> already exists. I don't have any content I mind losing. How is the best
> way to start over with a Sharepoint clean install? Should I uninstall
> Sharepoint and clean up any remainging databases and websites then reinstall?
> Or is there a cleaner way?
>
> I don't mind that Sharepoint is not working so much but can't get the SBS
> 2008 Rollup 3 to install and think it is because it can't access Sharepoint
> to enable Kerberos.
>
> Thanks in advance for any pointers you can throw my way. I
 

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Ian Beyer

#5
Miles,

The link you provide assumes that the SQL Server instance still exists. In
my case, I removed it, since I wasn't planning on using WSS. Apparently this
breaks all manner of stuff, and I've tried resintalling WSS with the
intention of pointing it to the SQL2008 default instance on the machine.
Unfortunately, before I even get a chance to configure it to do so, the
sharepoint config wizard barfs on me because it can't find MSSQL$Sharepoint.

How does one either reinstall that instance (which I don't want to use) or
simply point the configuration wizard at the correct database instance?

"Miles Li [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Thanks for the post.
>
> To clean reinstall the WSS on the SBS 2008 server, you may follow the steps
> in SBS repair guide:
>
> Reinstall Windows SharePoint Services
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd548327(WS.10).aspx
>
>
> If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me
> know.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Miles Li
>
> Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support
>
> ==================================================================
> Please post your SBS 2008 related questions to the SBS newsgroup on Connect
> website:
> https://connect.microsoft.com/sbs08/community/discussion/richui/default.aspx
>
>
> Please post your EBS related questions to the EBS newsgroup on Connect
> website:
> https://connect.microsoft.com/ebs08/community/discussion/richui/default.aspx
>
>
> If you want to use a newsreader other than a web forum to access these
> newsgroups,
> please refer to the following blog to apply NNTP password and configure a
> newsreader:
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2008/11/02/signing-up-for-the-sbs-20
> 08-newsgroups.aspx
> ==================================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> ==================================================================
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> ==================================================================
>
>
 

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