Windows Sharepoint Services 2 to 3 WSS upgrade fails with: ". is an invalid or loopback address"
Posted on 2011-10-11
We are trying to upgrade a WSS 2.0 to a 3.0 environment (mail goal: upgrade to Foundation).
Server = WIndows Server 2003 32 BIT STD
Sharepoint = WSS = 2.0
DB = MSSQL ENTERPRISE 2000
Upgrade keeps failing when upgrading the content databse (step 2 of the upgrade process). It always fails with this error:
". is an invalid or loopback address"
What I've tried allready:
Change the configuration and content databse via SP to use "SHAREPOINT" as host (servername = SHAREPOINT)
Runned prescan /fixlocalhost
Checked DNS settings (works fine, ping SHAREPOINT does resolve to the fixed IP of the server)
Checked if the MSSQL witch is running on SHAREPOINT, allows connections on default port 1433
Checked i in IIS the fixed IP is linked to the SharePoint site instead of All unassigned
Checked the registry value (MyComputer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\6.0\Secure\ConfigDB and the value of teh string dsn (contains the correct name = sharepoint / db / userlogin + userpass)
I'm really stuck for allmost 3 days now... Any tips hints would be greatly appreciated !!!