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HELP!!!  I cannot attach the content database for SharePoint Foundation 2010.

I am using the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell on the new server that is running Foundation.

When I type in the following command, I receive a "The server instance specified was not found. Please specify the server's address and port."

stsadm -o addcontentdb -url http://SPServer2 -clearchangelog -databasename WSS_Content -databaseserver SQLServer1\ -databaseuser domain\Administrator -databasepassword xxxxxxx -sitewarning 9000 -sitemax 15000


The SQL Server 2005 database resides on a remote SQL server (SQLServer1) while the Foundation is installed on the server (SPServer2) I am trying to attach/upgrade the content database that is being migrated from my old WSS 3.0 server.


SPServer2 = Server 2008 R2 with SharePoint Foundation 2010
SQLServer1 = Server 2008 R2 with SQL 2005 SP4 x64

I already have the Foundation Server Farm/Site settings configured.  Now I am just trying to attach this content database.  I was successful with a test server migration, but never ran into this issue during the testing phase.

What am I missing?  Any ideas?


Thanks in advance.
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OK, adding "-databaseserver SQLServer1:1433\" did not work either.
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I know it the firewall is not blocking it because I had a default content database that up until a few moments ago resided on the SQLServer1 system.
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OK, I have it figured out.  Sorry for the freaking out.

Apparently, you have to recreate the SharePoint port 80 web app before you can migrate/upgrade the WSS_Content from WSS 3.0 because it needs to be able to attach to an existing web app.  Duh.

Thanks anyways.
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