How to Move the Site Database
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
You can move the SQL Server site database after setup has completed to a different SQL Server computer system by starting Configuration Manager Setup from the Start menu or from the Configuration Manager installation media.
Configuration Manager 2007 does support moving the site database from a remote SQL Server to the local site server computer if the site server computer is running a supported version of Microsoft SQL Server. For a list of supported SQL Server versions, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.
To move the site database
Back up the site database on the current site database server and restore it on the new site database server computer using the SQL Server Management Studio.
Ensure that the database access permissions are the same on the new site database as they are on the original site database.
Ensure the primary site server computer account has administrative privileges over the new site database server computer.
Close any open Configuration Manager console connections to the site server.
On the primary site server computer, use the hierarchy maintenance tool (Preinst.exe) to stop all site services with the following command: Preinst /stopsite.
On the primary site server computer, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Configuration Manager 2007, and click ConfigMgr Setup, or navigate to the .\bin\i386 directory of the Configuration Manager 2007 installation media and double-click Setup.exe.
Click Next on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Welcome page.
Click Perform site maintenance or reset this site on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Setup Options page.
Select Modify SQL Server configuration on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Site Maintenance page.
Enter the appropriate SQL Server name and instance (if applicable) for the new site database server as well as the site database name on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard SQL Server Configuration page.
Configuration Manager Setup performs the SQL Server configuration process.
Restart the primary site server computer, and verify the site is functioning normally.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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