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Link: Description of a new command-line operation that is available for the Spsadm.exe command line tool that you can use to clean up orphaned items in the configuration database in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

I’m slow on the uptake.  I missed this when it came out.  (I’m not sure how.)  If you’ve ever had orphaned data in your SharePoint databases you want to check out KB918742.

You’ll know you have orphaned data because you can’t restore or delete a site.  You are told that you can’t delete the site, but you can’t restore it either — because it already exists or at least part of it does.

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Thanks to Chris Chapman for blogging about this.