Sharepoint Insight by Namwar Rizvi

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Posts Tagged ‘WSS 3’

SharePoint / WSS 3.0 SQL Database not found error

Posted by namwar on July 21, 2009


While reading the newsgroups, I found a neat solution to share with my readers. If you have deleted content databases of a site collection but you are still getting an error similar to the following in error log

SQL Database ‘WSS_Content_345’ on SQL Server instance ‘DBS1’ not found.

It is because SharePoint config database still has a record of deleted database and trying to connect to it.

Solution:

Run theĀ deletecontentdb stsadm command similar to the following :

stsadm -o deletecontentdb -url http://wss.company.com/sites/name1
-databasename WSS_Content_2

stsadm -o deletecontentdb -url http://wss.company.com/sites/name1

It will delete the old database entry from SharePoint Config database.

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Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for WSS, Version 1.2

Posted by namwar on August 7, 2008


Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 is an excellent toolkit to develop Web Parts, Custom Fields, List Definitions etc.

You can download it from here

You will need following on your PC

  1. Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 (Only Basic Installation)
  2. Visual Studio 2008 (Standard, Professional or Team Edition)

This toolkit provides

Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates

  • Web Part
  • Team Site Definition
  • Blank Site Definition
  • List Definition
  • Empty SharePoint Project

Visual Studio 2008 Item Templates (items that can be added into an existing project)

  • Web Part
  • Custom Field
  • List Definition (with optional Event Receiver)
  • Content Type (with optional Event Receiver)
  • Module
  • List Instance
  • List Event Handler
  • Template

SharePoint Solution Generator

  • This stand-alone program generates a Site Definition project from an existing SharePoint site. The program enables developers to use the browser and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer to customize the content of their sites before creating code by using Visual Studio.

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