I have a SharePoint server have its configuration database, this server is down, when I try to access it it is gives me error:
"Cannot connect to the configuration database"
so I installed WSS 3.0 on another server and I created its configuration database, then I backed the old one up and restored it into the new server, and I have overwritten the old one in the restore action. Now when I open the Central Administration I have an error:
"HTTP/1.1 404 Connection: close Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:00:31 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices: 184.108.40.20621"
The event log gives me that details:
An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)
So... how can I extract the old data from the SharePoint server which is down onto the new fresh one, and how can I solve this problem?