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#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.

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

this has been asked twice at least but none where answered nor helpful. i hope i can get something out here. i am really desperate because i am so annoyed with the event log (application Log) filling up in two day with nothing but event id: 1000 - Source: windows Sharepoint services 2.0.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_21406224.html
- i already checked this one and the one below.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_23719421.html

none where helpful. i also checked this:

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=1000&eventno=3491&source=Windows%20SharePoint%20Services%202.0&phase=1

Anybody can help me with this and i will be very thankful.
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With regards to the first link - can you confirm that the service MSSQL$SHAREPOINT DOES exsist on your server and that the service is set to automatic startup and is started?

What happens when you open http://companyweb from a web browser within your network?
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MSSQL$SHAREPOINT does exists on mine. Sorry.

I can open the company web fine. Its set to run as authomatic but its not started. when i try to start it, i get a message similar to the message when you start the performance logs and alerts service.
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i mean MSSQL$SHAREPOINT is set to run automatic.
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i think the problem is the sharepoint timer service. it wont start because one of its dependencies is not started. i found out that its the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT but when i start this service it just tells me that:
"Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do."

The reason the timer service wont start. any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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