Renaming SharePoint Databases – A Cautionary Tale

A recent support case in our European division involved a customer wanting to rename their SharePoint SQL databases (the current names had GUIDs in them and that just wouldn’t do). They tried to do it using these steps but unfortunately the results were less than favorable. Seems the procedure worked for Content and Admin DBs,…

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“The database schema is too old…” error restoring SharePoint database

Part of the process of moving TFS team site data from WSS to MOSS, or moving \ restoring WSS data is to restore the WSS content database. It may happen that the SharePoint install you are restoring into may be older than that of your content database however, in which case you may see an…