Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on Server\SharePoint.

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-01-25

I'm running a single SBS 2003 Server with MS Exchange 2003, DNS, DHCP, Routing and Remote access for VPN connections.

Software I have installed is Symantec Corp Edition 6.0 with Mail Security for Exchange and Brightstore Arcserv backup v11...both all updated to current stuff

Checking the eventlog i'm getting every 15 seconds

    * Cannot connect to database:
      Event Type: Error
      Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
      Event Category: None
      Event ID: 1000
      Description contains substring '#50070'
      Example: #50070: Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on Server_Name. Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running.

Typically this is used when accessing a MSSQL database correct? If so I don't use MSSQL on this server.

When i look in the Administratative Tools I see a link to Sharepoint Central Administration.
Clicking on this opens up my Symantec Mail Security for Exchange Web Configuration.

I can't find anything on Symantec website about this error and all other searches always point to a problem with MSSQL databases which in this case we don't have.

What and why is this error being caused? I have several other client servers with same configuration that do not get this problem.

and most of all how can I fix this?


Question by:Urlryn
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    Expert Comment

    Is the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT service is listed as started?

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    Author Comment

    There is no MSSQL$SHAREPOINT listed at all.  I had checked this also.  But wouldn't this be installed only if you use software with MSSQL?
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    If you do a default install of SBS 2003 it automatically installs this for use for your mycompany web intranet page.  
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    Author Comment

    So with it not showing up was something uninstalled and is there a easy way of just reinstalling the sharepoint?

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