Sharepoint setup SBS 2011

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2016-10-08

Back in April we migrated from our SBS2003 to our current SBS 2011 system. We did not have a sharepoint system on our previous system, so we were looking to start fresh with standard templates. In the SBS console under Share Folders & Websites | Web Sites | Internal Web Site is listed as: Unknown & The Web Site does not exist.

We have since created a separate sharepoint site, but does not link to SBS in anyway. This was done as more of a test than anything else.

 When trying to run the Sharepoint 2010 products configuration wizard we are able to connect to our sharepoint database at servername\sharepoint and it lists 3 separate configuration databases. When trying to connect to any of the three config database it asks for a passphrase. We never setup our sharepoint until now, so we do not have a passphrase to enter.

All in all -- I want to be able to have the default SBS sharepoint site link to my SBS system.

If we cannot reset, can we uninstall sharepoint and re-install it from the SBS 2011 disk. Will this also remove the sharepoint database, or will it create a new one when we re-install.

Thanks for the assistance on this!

Question by:jaredr80
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    Accepted Solution

    The complete guide to repairing or reinstalling SharePoint on SBS 2011 can be found here:

    Try repairing first, and if that doesn't work go through all the steps to reinstall.

    FYI, for future reference, the entire SBS 2011 Repair Guide is here:

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    Author Comment

    Thanks Jeff. I will look at those and post back.

    I appreciate it!

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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks as always Jeff! Worked great!


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