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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support]
There is a pre-emptive update that you can install to decrease you chances of running into the issue described in “Companyweb Inaccessible after Sharepoint 3.0 Service Pack 2” where you receive the error “Cannot Connect to the Configuration Database”. Customers who are planning to install WSS 3.0 SP2 should follow this post. However, this update will not help you if your server is already affected by the issue described in the aforementioned link; in which case you need to follow its resolution.
Steps to take:
KB Articles for Reference
953338 Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2
977022 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009