Something has gone wrong with my SharePoint install (see stsadm.exe crashes on all commands), and with the errors involving registry keys and dlls not being found, I'm thinking something pretty major has happened. Short of doing a reinstall, I'm wondering whether a 'Repair' of MOSS 2007 via Control Panel -> Programs might do any good.

(Although I've a feeling the problems are more at the WSS level, but I don't see that in the Programs list...)

I'm on Windows 2008.

Does 'Repairing' MOSS 2007 do anything useful, and more important, might it 'repair' (i.e. delete) things I wouldn't want it to?

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Perhaps running the Sharepoint Configuration Wizard can help you out also. It's a bit safer as the 'Repair' option I think.

  • Thanks... I tried that and got an error :/ I'm going to post it in a separate question.
    – ngm
    Jul 22, 2010 at 11:24
  • Posted here: sharepointoverflow.com/questions/4208/…
    – ngm
    Jul 22, 2010 at 11:36
  • Well, in that case it's probably best to do a 'Repair' from the Control Panel, as the logline suggests in the other question. Don't know how it will affect your current install though.
    – Jan_V
    Jul 22, 2010 at 11:39

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