COMPANY WEB DESTROYED

Frustrating. I want to restore my company web to its original out of the box state. Modifications to the pages and content have made it unusable.

Repair of the default home page did not work with the TN article I found. It wouldn't have been enough anyway. Did not work means the ps1 script failed at every command.

I am aware of the TN article for repairing and reinstalling SharePoint. It keeps throwing up road blocks with registry entry changes, database deletions etc. and in the end I am not sure I will get what I was looking for. So I have now uninstalled SP and there does not seem to be much information if you your situation is different than the TN script.

In the end, restoring the entire IIS structure back to original would be fine. I use RWW as is having only added an SSL certificate. WSUS, what can I say there might even be modifications there that are causing issues.

Thanks for any assistance
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Did you try the repair my network wizard and see if SBS will correct itself or let you know specifically whats wrong?
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mohrkAuthor Commented:
Nope, forgot about the wizards
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
SBS sometimes gets very finicky when outside of wizards, hope it helps
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mohrkAuthor Commented:
Fix My Network basically says what I already know. It can't configure my router (never could). SMTP connectors are invalid. I know about this. It's intentional and works anyway. Share Point does not exist. Which is true but doesn't help.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
What version of SBS are you using?
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mohrkAuthor Commented:
2011 Standard. The last install roadblock was that the database already existed. Since the uninstall did not remove it and I can see it with SSMS I think that is also true. Content is not an issue can I just blow it away? Too much for me for the last 2 days. I am treading lightly before the whole thing goes.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
If you mean by blowing it away like the entire OS and migrating the data back in?  or just sharepoint?

Uninstalling sharepoint and reinstalling it on the SBS2011 and be about a dozen whacks to the melon with a rubber mallet at best.  It is a very picky monster so you if you did manage to get it to uninstall cleanly, a reinstall would entitle the old naming convention and reintegration of the app pools and so forth.  

Depending on the size of the environment if you planned on doing a full blown reinstall.  Its not to bad doing a fresh install of everything and migrating the data back in.  Just keep in mind that if you name the domain the same that the workstations might get confused (profile level).
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mohrkAuthor Commented:
No I was just talking about the SQL Database.

The "instructions" from the TN article say to name the database SharePoint_ConfigurationDatabase does that matter? If it does it already exists. Would dropping the database get me to the next step?

Or are you saying too late you'll never get it back and have it not be flaky?

Yeah breaking the client machines profiles and "sneaker-net"'ting" it is my issue.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
You could give it a shot.  But with Small Business it can be a real pain in the arse.  I am just saying the integration part might be a hassle and the outcome is well undetermined.
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mohrkAuthor Commented:
Well I am following a document I found on TechNet. Everything has come back and has gone down again. Mostly my fault, I want to skip sections like backups. I don't care but one section is dependent on the other so missteps occur.

One thing I do not recommend is to uninstall your SQL Server SharePoint instance. Other than that use the guide in and at the very least you should end up with a pretty clean start from scratch install.
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