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503 Service Error and Cannot connect to configuration database.

We have a brand new installation of Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SharePoint 2010, and configuration of SharePoint 2010 at end of installation.

So far after all of this was installed the only thing we've accomplished so far is this:

Accessing the website:  503 Service Unavailable.
Accessing admin site:  503 Service Unavailable and/or Cannot connect to configuation database.

I've installed teh recommended hotfixes.  I've rebooted.  I've reconfigured to ensure it was hitting the right database and everything else.  Googled and searched here, ALL to no avail.

Suggestions?  I'm at my wits end and won't spend another second on what, but all appearances, is turning out to be a crappy product that our company spent thousands on.  I've had better luck (100% success) running just the services.

HELP!

 

1 Answer Found

 

Answer 1

 

Need more information in terms of the installation.

 

Did you run the Setup Configuration Wizard?

Can you open Central Administration?

Can you make sure that SQL Server is running?

Thanks

 

 

 
 
 

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