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WSS 3.0 create new configuration database on new SQL server

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I recently migrated my content database from the WSS 3.0 default SQL Express \ windows internal database to a new SQL 2008 server database.

The server I migrated from still has the configuration database on there and is dying fast. can someone give me the steps to create a new configuration database on my new SQL server?

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks chapmanjw for your fast response. Will it matter that my destination SQL server is 2008 and my content DB is the windows internal database version?
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You should be able to backup and restore that to SQL 2008.  Windows Internal Database is simply a watered down version of SQL 2005.
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Of course back things up before in case ;)
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Note (according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Internal_Database) you can connect with SMSS locally by using \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query as the server to connect to.
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Unfortunately I can't test in another environment so with these commands to be run from my sharepoint server i had a question.

stsadm -o deleteconfigdb

stsadm –o setconfigdb -connect –databaseserver target_SQL_server -databasename databasename -farmuser your_farm_sql_account -farmpassword your_farm_sql_password

The farm SQL account and farm sql password are for the accounts on the new SQL server correct?
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the deleteconfig db command worked but the setconfigdb is giving a syntax error
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HELP!   :-)
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My front end box that also had the windows internal database died! I have the content and search databases over on my new sql box but i need to install the front end again

Total bummer!  Thanks for your help though
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