Thursday, 9 October 2008

Don't Touch that Database!

Microsoft and urban legend have been harping on for yonkers now that we must never, ever touch MOSS content databases or risk voiding any hope of support. This basically includes modifying a content database in any way--from extending it with new functionality (sps, triggers, etc) to modifying existing data. This isn't always easy to avoid but luckily the API gives us access to most things in MOSS.

If you're wondering what exactly qualifies as database modifications or have modified a content database and now require support, you might want to read this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841057/en-us

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