Step 11 in a series of posts documenting the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 upgrade process on SBS 2008. This is based on the document:
Step 11 – Remove the existing content database
Run the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration via Start | All Programs | Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products | SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.
Accept the UAC.
Select Manage content databases from under the Application Management heading.
Click on the Database name which is a hyperlink.
(*Authors note – there will normally only be a single database and it will have some GUID after WSS_Content_).
Scroll down the screen.
In the Remove Content Database section check the option Remove content database.
Scroll down the screen and select the OK button.
(*Authors note – there is no additional warning here, once you click OK the existing content database is removed from this site).
(*Authors note – you should now see no content databases listed as shown above).