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2007 Premium Install issues - SQL server setup instance with same name

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Country: Canada

2007 Premium Install issues - SQL server setup instance with same name

I am  wanting to  install  a remote data base on a home computor.

 

Each  time  I try  to  install  I get the following error at  the Microsoft SQL Server 2005  Setup -" An  instance with  the same name is already  installed on this computor. To proceed with  SQL Server setup, provide a unique name".  I then recieve an  X  beside the SQL  Server Database  Services  @ the setup  process. The rest  of the install goes smoothly but then  I cannot create a data base  or open the demo.

 

I have tried every  type of un-install process I can  find on ACT! help. Tried using the program  version,  ACT  Uninstaller.exe etc.   In ADD/  Remove programs,  I have all SQL files EXCEPT  for SQL  2005  Server. There is no  instance of a ACT7  server  in the root key.

 

I have tried to  manually create the SQL  Server but to  no  avail as well.

 

If there are any  ideas of where I can  find this "instance" to  delete or rename to  allow this install  that  would be very  appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Cliff

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Country: Australia

Re: 2007 Premium Install issues - SQL server setup instance with same name

When you run the uninstaller.exe, did you tell it to remove the SQL instance?
New Member
Posts: 3
Country: Canada

Re: 2007 Premium Install issues - SQL server setup instance with same name

Yes it did.  It  was checked off but re installing produced the same error still.

 

Cheers

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: 2007 Premium Install issues - SQL server setup instance with same name

Should be checked on... is that correct?

 

You might try running the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301