Recently inherited the responsibility of administering and supporting our sharepoint farm. I've a couple of issues that I've come across though.
The first being that within central administration, a server that
used to be the Windows SharePoint Services Database server is still showing as the configuration database server within the farm information - however, both this old WSS database server
(that no longer exists) and the current actual WSS database server are both showing as running this service. How can I remove the old server from the farm? Selecting remove on the old server does nothing. Also, when looking at the running services within
"services on server" page - the old WSS server still has the Windows SharePoint Services Database service as a status of "Started" but I'm unable to stop the service as the action field is blank... it's as though sharepoint believes it's still running.