Sharepoint 3.0 Central Administration Website missing after deleted search content database

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
SBS 2003, WSS 3.0

My search was not working because it was using Local Network credentials, so I changed that to domain admin and had to delete the wss_search_servername database. After I did that the central admin website disappread in IIS, I restarted all the services I could thining IIS is acting up but doing that didn't help. Can I restore IIS from it's auto backup to couple hours ago or is there a better solutions. IIS is running the basic web services for Exchange, Outlook and the WSS Content website

Thank you
Question by:piotrmikula108
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ID: 33667771
or should i run the WSS Wizard?

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florimit earned 500 total points
ID: 33668238
You need to rerun the WSS wizard
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ID: 33673173

As this is a followon from a previous question so we know that this is a new install of WSS3.0 on SBS2003 there will be no data lost if you have to re-install WSS3.0.

I would restore IIS from a recent backup

worst case scenario there are instructions here for reinstalling iis on SBS2003 
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ID: 33673228 should also be reviewed if you have to re-install iis

Author Comment

ID: 33673863
re-runing WSS wizard fixed it despite it failed at step 8

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