We have a Sharepoint 3.0 server that seems to have basically gone belly up all by itself in the past day. It almost seems to me that it's like somene did a new install of sharepoint.
When navigating to the sharepoint site, we get an error message saying that it cannot connect to the config database. We then have the following even log ID:
Insufficient SQL database permissions for user '' in database 'SharePoint_Config_65302242-1fcc-48c5-880a-963f22972619' on SQL Server instance 'np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query'. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.
The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'proc_getObjectsByClass', database 'SharePoint_Config_65302242-1fcc-48c5-880a-963f22972619', schema 'dbo'.
I was unable to get the central administration page to load, but I finally fixed that. Somehow there was another virtualdirectory created in inetpub with a different port number and sharepoint was set to use that port number. I had to go into IIS and change the properties of the Central admin site to use the original port number and change the directory to the correct directory.
I can now get to the central administration site, but unfortunately the site is still down.
It seems that somehow perhaps the connection between the sharepoint site and the databases is incorrect, but I'm not sure how to correct it. I see my correct sharepoint_config database, wss_content and wss_search databases, but the correct sharepoint_config database is a different name from the above event log error.
Hopefully some of that makes sense. Somehow, I need to tell sharepoint to connect to the config and content databases that I know are correct rather than the ones it's trying to connect to right now, but I'm not sure how to make that change. I saw somewhere that I should go to application management, then cick on content datbases, and add my content databse there, but when I do, I can't click on the link that says "Add a content Datbase" and there are no content databases in there right now.
is my best bet to uninstall sharepoint, re-install and try to re-connect it to the databases when i do the re-install?