SQL Server user configuration  when MOSS 2007 and SQL Server 2005 are on different servers?
Hi, I have installed MOSS 2007 in one of Windows 2008(Server1) server and after installation, i run "Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration wizard" and now need to provide database and its user name, password. But ! my SQL server is installed in another Windows 2008(Server2) server and created a database for this MOSS 2007. When I am trying to give Server2's user name which is mapped to Sql server, it is not taking. I don't understand why it is not taking, could someone tell me what user i have to use here. Should it be of Server1's user or Server2's user ? If so, how ? Regards, Suresh
February 23rd, 2010 2:57pm

Hi, Your scenario is a typical farm installation, so domain environment is required. This account is used on the local and SQL Server side, therefore you could not use a local account. I know you could run "PSCONFIG -configdb create" to connect to another existing shared SQL Server with SQL Authentication for your scenario, but it is not suggested. See Command-line reference for the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (Office SharePoint Server) (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263093.aspx) for more information. One of the limitations discussed in this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/8fd09cd3-cafc-47fc-bea9-bc1e6986f1aa In all, I suggest you to build a Window domain environment and then perform the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration wizard. -lambertSincerely, Lambert Qin Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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February 25th, 2010 9:28am

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