stsadm AddContentDB command fails with "Failed to Acquire a session to upgrade this object" error at Content DB upgrade step

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http://serverfault.com – I'm trying to attach a WSS 3.0 content database to a new (new after I uninstalled and started over) SharePoint Server 2010 farm. I followed the Attach Database procedure and saw no issues with the preupgradecheck. Installation and general setup of the farm was flawless, but I've been stuck for hours trying to attach this content database. I'll run this at the command-line: stsadm -o addcontentdb -url {url of default port 80 web application created during install and farm config} -databasename {databasename} -assignnewdatabaseid It results in the following error: Failed to acquire a s (HowTos)