Sharepoint DB location

Problem

Where does SharePoint farm locate its configuration database. You cannot find it in the web.config or in any other configuration files

 

Solution
SharePoint actually stores the connection to the configuration database in the registry (see dsn key).

SharePoint 2007: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Secure\ConfigDB

SharePoint 2010: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\Secure\ConfigDB

SharePoint 2013: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\Secure\ConfigDB

 

Tested Platform
Sharepoint 2010
Windows 2008 R2

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