Unable to connect to database server

Dec 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM


I'm having trouble installing SLAM. I have a webserver and a remote SQL server. When I run setup SLAM installer tells me Sharepoint is unable to connect to the database server. I tried changing a couple of settings in Central administration but without result. What setting of WSS is SLAM using to connect to the database server?


Dec 4, 2009 at 7:16 PM

If the SharePoint Solution Installer is giving an error when trying to connect to the database server you're using for SharePoint, it is probably a permission issue.  The user executing the installer needs permission to write to the SharePoint config database, such as a domain admin user or network service etc.  Using the installer requires the same permissions as would be necessary to use stsadm addsolution.



Dec 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM

That did the trick. Thanks for the reponse!