How to Fix the Event ID Error 5553 in SharePoint Server 2010

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7 Responses

  1. Pat Terry says:

    Nice tip. Saved me a bunch of troubleshooting.

  2. RayBez says:

    Brilliant, saved me a lot of time.

    The deleteolddatabases parameter did have me scared at first, but it worked just fine (after some research as to what it actually does) ;-).

  3. Jhsi says:

    We are on SP 2010, We tried this command and it says Operation completed successfully, but the error message pops again two minutes later… I noticed after we ran “stsadm -o sync -deleteolddatabases 1”, receive the “Operation completed successfully” and re-ran “stsadm -o sync -listolddatabases 1”, the database is listed. Is this correct? Am I missing anything?

  4. Darius says:

    Great tip. I am in the process of moving databases from SQL Express to Enterprise SQL 2008 and I was getting the events in my logs all day. I also worried about delete function:).

  5. DavidH says:

    After I ran stsadm -o -sync deleteolddatabases 1 I receive the following error:

    A failure occured during the processing of this command. Check diagnostic logs for more information.

    Not sure what logs to check or what to look for. Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks.

  6. Jussi Palo says:

    Hi DavidH,
    You need to look at the *.log files under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS (unless you have moved the logs elsewhere).

    I was seeing “Access Denied” error, which in the end meant that the account I was logged in to the server when running the command didn’t have enough permissions. If(!) I remember correctly the account I was using didn’t have enough permissions in SQL Server for the SharePoint Configuration Database.

  7. Chris K says:

    If you receive the “Access Denied” message, log on to the server as your farm account, instead of your user account. Then make sure you’re running the command prompt as administrator and that it is a member of the local admins group. That should allow the stsadm command to complete.

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