Windows 2008 SBS Sharepoint service error

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My SQLAGENT$SHAREPOINT service won't start and the Event log is full of the message:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1000
Date:            10/7/2011
Time:            9:23:19 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      CORSAIR
#50070: Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on CORSAIR\SharePoint.
  Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running.

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Any idea what is going on?
Question by:chasmx1

    Author Comment

    Sorry this is happening on my Windows 2003 SBS Premium Box not the Windows 2008 box.
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    Please check the DB, and make sure it is online.

    Author Comment

    It appears we can't connect to the Sharepoint database. How can I reset the password?.
    LVL 7

    Expert Comment

    What are you using to try and connect to it?

    Use SQL Server Studio, connect to the Instance with an admin account, you will then see your databases, see if that one is showing online.

    Author Comment

    I'm using the SQL Management Studio.

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