I had a situation and had to promote a sharepoint server (windows server 2003 R2 x32)(Sharepopint 3.0 / 2007) to be a domain controller.
Note: inherited network - no sharepoint experience
Now this has been done i have lost access to the sharepoint intranet.
when connecting to intranet:7636 (our port) it just advises -service unavailable
i have found lots of information on the web but need some more questions answering.
SQL databases appear ok.
Some posts are advising that the original install was performed under a local account and dcpromo has removed that account - replace that account using admin commands
Issues with solution above:
Do I create a new domain account (specifically for sharepoint) first and use those credentials.
If that works how does it know to use the existing sql DBs.
Do i need to somehow map the new domain user to the sql DBs.
please can some advise a simple step by step guide to recover this issue.
I am trying to avoid attempting too many fixes that could possibly stop a valid solution.