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Content databases contain orphaned items (SharePoint Foundation 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-08-30

Rule Name:   Content databases contain orphaned items

Summary:   The SharePoint Health Analyzer has detected some sites in a content database that are not referenced in the configuration database. These sites may not be accessible.

Cause:   A restore operation that was not completed can result in sites in a content database that are not referenced in the SharePoint configuration database.

Resolution:   Remove orphaned sites from the content databases
  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. On the Central Administration Home page, click Monitoring.

  3. On the Monitoring page, in the Health Analyzer section, click Review problems and solutions.

  4. On the Review problems and solutions page, click the alert for the failing rule, and then click Fix Now. Keep the dialog box open so you can run the rule again to confirm the resolution.

    The Fix Now feature removes all orphans from the content database.
  5. After following the steps in the Remedy section, in the Review problems and solutions dialog box for the alert, click Reanalyze Now to confirm the resolution. If the problem is resolved, the rule is not flagged as a failing rule on the Review problems and solutions page.

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