On the surface of it, it seems like a fairly logical thing to do.
If anybody says to me "Well why not just reinstall Share Point and reconnect the content databases"?
In this case, the oversight is with the Share Point Configuration Wizard I was unfortunate enough to inherit a MOSS 2007 install that had been performed on a Domain Controller and the farm was running with Domain Admin privileges.
Having said that, on occasion you will hit some Microsoft induced pain that is legitimately and frustratingly dumb.
By "legitimately", I mean that you cannot say "although in hindsight it was dumb, I can actually understand why they decided to do that". SPConfiguration Database.get_Registry Connection String() The Zone of the assembly that failed was: My Computer 88bl Monitorable An exception occured while trying to acquire the local farm: System. Security Exception: Requested registry access is not allowed.
887x Unexpected Can not access configuration database registry key: System. Security Exception: Requested registry access is not allowed.
Find Local(SPFarm& farm, Boolean& is Joined) The Zone of the assembly that failed was: My Computer 8yr8 Exception An unhandled exception has occurred.