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SharePoint 2010 Foundation Event Viewer errors refer to old GUID database names

After going through the steps of removing GUIDs from the default SharePoint 2010 databases, I noticed a whole lot of Event Log critical errors listed against the SharePoint Foundation source column. Specifically, these errors would refer to the old database name of the Content DB for Central Admin.

The Event log errors would look something like this:

SQL Database 'SharePoint_AdminContent_28d23664-bca8-4408-99dc-12fe65cd3f96' on SQL Server instance 'xxx' not found. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.


Cannot open database "SharePoint_AdminContent_28d23664-bca8-4408-99dc-12fe65cd3f96" requested by the login. The login failed.

Login failed for user 'yyy'.

After performing the steps (e.g. what's listed in this blog post by Dirk Van den Berghe) to change the Central Admin's content db name (aka. SharePoint_AdminContent_[guid]), there seems to be a missing step. After moving the content around and perhaps (if you're brave) …