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Dreaded "Cannot connect to the configuration database" error in WSS 3.0 after MS updates yesterday (

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I know this has been a common issue in the past after updates, patches, SPs etc. Tried several of the online "cures" no luck. I've got a standalone instance of WSS 3.0. Anyone else with this issue after yesterday's updates? If so, any luck?


Update: ran WSS 3.0 configuration wizard, held my breath, and voila it worked!

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