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Monday, April 13, 2015

SharePoint 2013 - Failure to connect to Config DB

Further proving that the teams aren't coordinating....So you have a SharePoint server - all is well but then you see this (remember, this is 2013!):

While obviously this is 13 (and not 10), the issue is simply that the server cannot connect to the config database. In a production environment, you shouldn't see this but SQL Server 2012 has a nastly habit of not starting up on a reboot (even though set to Automatic):

In a dev environment, it happens a lot! If SP was working, that's the first place to check. Simply start the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent and SP should come right up.

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