SharePoint 2007 Central Admin not rendering after database move, so can't set the configuration database server. What to do?!
Posted on 2009-04-11
What i read to remove and copy and attach the ssee databases to sql 2005 seemed simple enough. I wanted to move to sql2005 away from SSEE before adding another WFE, moving the db's to SQL2008. But after removing all the content db's using central administration, including the admincontent db, central admin could not be found in order to 'remove wss from virtual server'. In a browser the page is rendered as 404; webpage not found, althouth the CA webservice is still running. So i continued on and attached all 5 db's in SQL server manager. That went fine. But now i'm supposed to 'connect to the restored configuration db' using Central Administration, but as noted it's not showing in the browser. Any ideas where i went wrong and how to make it right?