Written by:David Aldridge
12/22/2009 3:37 PM 

I ran into a problem with moving a content database to a new site the other day.

When I tried to add it to the site, the following message came up:

The pre-upgrade scan tool has not yet been run on this database SPContentDatabase Name=Some_Content_Database Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance. You must run the pre-upgrade scan tool before you can continue with the upgrade process.
Run the tool from the following path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin\prescan.exe.

Which was more than a little confusing as it was a sharepoint 2007 database.

The problem turned out to be that I had quiesed the farm.  I had done this earlier to stop processes whilst I moved the database.  Trouble is this stops you from adding the database back.  However it does not give you a descriptive error message and simply defaults to the above.

If you run into the above error message and do not expect it then check on the quiese setting of the farm.

Central Admin -> Operations -> Global Config -> Quiese Farm


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