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Moving SharePoint Foundation 2010 databases for Windows SBS 2011 Standard to another server

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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have followed the TechNet arcticle "Move all SharePoint Foundation 2010 databases for Windows SBS 2011 Standard to another server".  After completion I am getting "Cannot connect to the configuration database" when attempting to connect to Companyweb or SP Administration.

URL of Technet article is here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg616007.aspx

One part of the move article I did not do and do not understand is "You must change the account names to spfarm(1), spsearch(1), spwebapp(1). To view the names of the accounts that are configured for SharePoint 2010 Administration service, run the Services snap-in on the Destination Server."

My key concerns,

1: There is no SP 2010 Administration service on the "Destination Server" is this a typo?  
2  Do they really want me to rename the spfarm accounts?  Or just create copies?

Any help will be greatfully recieved.

Paul Govier.
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Top Expert 2013

Though I have never tried what you are attempting to do, there are some known issues with connecting to companyweb and some of the management tools after applying Sharepoint updates that require running psconfig. The following is one of the articles referencing this:
Hello Mate,

I figured out the issue a couple of days ago. There were 2 navive SQL Aliases, one for 64-bit and one for 32-bit. I had only configured the 64 bit alias. Once I added in the 32 bit it all worked fine.

There were a couple of issues with the databases once working and yes, you are correct, I had to run the PSConfig utliliy aftwards to correct these.

Thanks for the help anyway, even if it was too late :)

Best Regards

Top Expert 2013

Sorry not to have jumped in sooner. It is a process with which I am not familiar but when I saw no follow up responses I thought I would provide the little info I had. Glad to hear you have it working.


No worries, I gave you the 500 points anyway as you were the only one to help :)


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