SQL 2005 Database instance

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Database instance
SQL 2005
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2005 Database
Windows Server 2003 Domain
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Hi there

i have a windows 2003 domain in our school, i have a problem with my sql 2005 database. im trying to uninstall a instance from the database engine. it wont uninstall. i believe that this is corrupt.

im trying to reinstall sophos but as the old database will not uninstall sophos wont reinstall. any ideas on how i could manuall remove this instance from the database?

 

any help appriciated thanks

 

phil



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sql 2005 database, windows server 2003 sp2

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The SQL instance information is stored in registery hive SQL lib under software. You need look up for correct path to the registery key. Delete the value from that key , you should be able to uninstall the instance.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    I am not going to write long, just Link Here and u may get ur solutions !
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  • Philcrox
    thank you rechil! i think we all know that SQL database is a pain ;-) im going to try and backup my database and reinstall the SQL program. see if it clears the error. any more comments and advice is still welcome right now!
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  • Denny Cherry
    Why are you trying to remove the database instance? There should be no need to remove SQL Server. What errors are you getting when you try and uninstall both applications? What error are you getting with the SQL Server? Typically reinstalling SQL Server doesn't fix database problems.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sorry, SQL Database is not a pain, when we the people not going to comfortable with anything, blaming that the thing is not good / not up to the mark. Did u follow Mrdenny's comments !
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