Critical Error: Data Store Unavailable

The data store used by Community Server cannot be opened.

Please ensure that your database is online and running and that the connection string in your web.config file is correct.


To configure your connection string:

1. Open [Install Location of Community Server]\web\web.config

2. Within web.config find the configuration section (highlighted) below:

   

    <configuration>
        <appSettings>

          <add key="SiteSqlServer" value="[Your connection string here]" >

        </appSettings>
    </configuration>

 

3. Modify the value to properly identify your database.

For example, to connect to a database named CommunityServer on the current machine with an account csSystem and the password pa$$word12:

  connectionString = "server=.;database=CommunityServer;uid=csSystem;pwd=pa$$word12"

For more information you can also visit http://www.communityserver.org the home of Community Server.