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SharePoint Express Edition WSS_Content cannot be opened ?

Posted on 2014-01-09
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Hi Folks,

I'm using SharePoint Server 2007 (WSS 3.0) and SQL Express Edition 2005.

Is there any reason as to why the WSS_Content database cannot be opened from the SQL Server management studio ?

When I right click on the WSS_Content DB name, I cannot see any properties and got the following error:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express
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Cannot show requested dialog.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Cannot show requested dialog. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.SqlMgmt)

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.ConnectionInfo)

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Database 'WSS_Content' cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space.  See the SQL Server errorlog for details. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 945)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=09.00.5000&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=945&LinkId=20476

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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
either you have an issue with your io subsystem OR you have reached the database size limitation of 4GB of the express edition.
Are there any further infos in the SQL error log? Or in the Windows event viewer?
HTH
Rainer
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Well, so far the Sharepoint sites are working fine.
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ok, my bad, somehow in the SQL Express edition SSMS, this WSS_Content DB is shown, but when browsing through to C:\windows\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\Data directory I cannot find the file (both .MDF and .LDF).

So I guess this database is in another SQL Server 2005 Std. box as can be seen from the SharePoint DB setting Central Administration > Application Management > Content Databases > Manage Content Database Settings  it is pointing to somewhere else.
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