Monday, December 20, 2010

Cannot connect to the configuration database - SharePoint 2007/2010

Most of the times, developers get this annoying error message, see snapshot below:


One of the common reason for this error is when MSSQLServer instance is not running, go to
Start->Run->Services.msc and start the MSSQLServer Service as shown in the snapshot below:


And then refresh your SharePoint page, it starts working perfectly fine again.

5 comments:

  1. Other reasons for this error

    http://snahta.blogspot.com/2008/08/cannot-connect-to-config-db.html

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  2. Your solutions solved my problem
    Thanks....

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  3. I used these steps http://heresjaken.com/sharepoint-cannot-connect-to-configuration-database-error-after-installing-kb2687442-update-on-sbs-server-2008/

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  4. This solved my problem..thank you

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