SBS 2011, Sharepoint config wizard, cannot connect to database master SQL server
Posted on 2013-02-05
Hello! In the past few months, my SBS 2011 companyweb stopped working. Investigation shows share point foundation services not running, so I checked all the usual suspects. Password/service account, permissions, PSconfig not run after last service pack, etc. Whatever borked my sharepoint wasn't going to be repaired easily, so uninstall and reinstall I tried. Upon re-running the Sharepoint Configuration wizard and trying to specify config database settings, I receive "cannot connect to database master at SQL server at server\sharepoint. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it".
I am using the administrator account on the server console-- I also cannot connect to sharepoint database using management studio, etc.
Ultimately I want to know: How do I simply delete the old database if I can't see it in my management tools, recreate the instance and recreate the db's from scratch? There is NO DATA to be concerned about, if I can get the system to connect to the server instance and simply recreate the database I would be a very happy camper.