I have just run SharePoint SP1 on our dev environment and I am trying to run the SharePoint configuration tool so that I can finish the installation off bit I cannot change the Configuration Database server to a different server? I have looked in the webconfig file but there is no connection string to the SQL server that hosts all the dev databases? Where can I change this? I cannot get onto advance settings(it’s grayed out) the central admin now will not respond?

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

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When you run the configuration wizard after applying a patch (CU, SP etc) you do not need (should not) to specify the configuration database server. That is a local setting on the server (in the registry - but DO NOT fiddle with it) and you should just continue the psconfig wizard to finalize the installation/upgrade.

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    Glad to see you back here Wictor :) Mar 13, 2014 at 17:38
  • many thanks Wictor, I have High availability set up and I need to make sure that I have taken all the servers out of the HA groups first and make sure all databases are sync'd, the only error message i get when i run the spconfig is that the sql server cannot be contacted, many thanks again
    – jakes
    Mar 14, 2014 at 14:32

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