• Error Connecting to Database Server

    I recently setup yet another SharePoint farm (this time using virtual machines) and ran into a problem that happens all too often. The scenario is this: I setup MS SQL server in preparation for getting SharePoint installed on a separate server. After setting up your service accounts in Active Directory and installing MS SQL on Server1, I set off installing SharePoint on Server2. When I got to the screen in the Specify Configuration Database Settings within the SharePoint configuration wizard, I received the following error: Cannot connect to database master at SQL server at ServerName. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect…

  • Exchange System Attendant Errors

    I have recently been setting up a virtual network to get more experience in upgrading the applications listed below in the same environment. I am utilizing the following Microsoft products: Windows Server 2008 domain controller (version: Server Core) Windows Server 2003 application servers (possible upgrade to Server 2008 in the future) Exchange (version: 2003 upgrading to 2007) Live Communications Server (version: 2003 upgrading to OCS 2007) Windows SharePoint Services (version: 2.0 upgrading to 3.0) SharePoint Portal Server (version: 2003 upgrading to MOSS 2007) SQL (version: 2005 upgrading to 2008) The DC has two NICs, one is Local only and the second has external access. The first Application server has one…