Andrew Connell

Once you extend a virtual server, you may never extend it again? (!!!)

Just found a known behavior with WSS/SharePoint... confirmed by MS Product Support Services. If you extend a virtual server, you can not re-extend another virtual server with the same name in the future. This is because the config database records that were created aren't removed when you unextend/delete a site. They say it's a known behavior... um... I call that a bug. Also, the recommended fix (cleanup config database) is to unextend all virtual servers, create a new config DB, and extend your virtual servers again using the new config DB. Interesting to know... sure would like the rationale behind that one. ...

Just found a known behavior with WSS/SharePoint… confirmed by MS Product Support Services. If you extend a virtual server, you can not re-extend another virtual server with the same name in the future. This is because the config database records that were created aren’t removed when you unextend/delete a site.

They say it’s a known behavior… um… I call that a bug. Also, the recommended fix (cleanup config database) is to unextend all virtual servers, create a new config DB, and extend your virtual servers again using the new config DB. Interesting to know… sure would like the rationale behind that one.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.