You cannot open a database in the SharePoint Management console of SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 even though you are a farm administrator who has full administrator rights

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Consider the following scenario in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010:
  • You are a farm administrator who has full administrator rights.
  • You try to open a database that was created in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) in the SharePoint Management console.
In this scenario, the database does not open. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Database database_name is too old and cannot be upgraded.


This problem may occur because the database does not contain a user account that is listed as a valid logon with db_owner level rights.


To resolve this problem, you must be a member of the db_owner fixed database role for the database.


Article ID: 981490 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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