Sharepoint 3.0 access denied

Posted on 2013-09-10
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Last Modified: 2013-09-13

I have a problem.  We've had a server issue which forced us to rebuild our SBS2003 domain controller and reconfigure our users.  Due to an over site the SharePoint services installed on a member server was forgotten about.  When the server was connected to the new domain we've lost all access to the SharePoint sites.  Is there anyway to recover the information or is it gone for good?

Any advise would be grateful.
Question by:Peter1985
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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It's clear that some kind of permission issue. It should be the IIS permission. Could you check the following
1.  In the IIS Manager go to the Sites Directory
2.  Go to the Default Web Site Directory
3.  Go to the directory in which your Project resides

Right click and check the permissions. I suspect that the old admin and authenticated users still persists (SID need to remove and add the domain users credentials).
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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You should not lose anything.  SharePoint content is stored in SQL database and what you can do is create a new site and attach the content database.  In essence what you need to do is the following:

1. Backup the database
2. Install WSS on a new server
3. Refer backup from step 1 to the SQL server used by the new WSS 3.0
4. Create a new application and give a new name to the content database for example: WSS_Content_Temp
5. Add the old database to this web application by using command line and delete the database WSS_Content_Temp
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Justin Smith earned 2000 total points
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You don't need to recreate your web apps and don't need to change IIS folder security.

I'm assuming your databases and SQL server still exist and the server is joined to the new domain.

You need to verify your service account for SQL as well as the account running the Central Admin application pool and SharePoint timer service.  Once Central Admin is running appropriately you need to verify your service accounts under Central Admin - Operations - Service Accounts.

Also, if your domain name changed it means you will need to update the user names of all your users in SharePoint.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262141.aspx

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ID: 39491808
The stsadm worked.  thanks.

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