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SQL Express instances

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
Please is there a way of locating where the instance names are stored. I have a problem in that I only want to use the default instance name but I cannot do that as a failed installation has left that value as in use. If I try to use a specified name I get errors that do not allow me to install the full packge. I have  tried ridding the registry of any reference to SQLEXPRESS, but the installation program still finds it as being in use. I've looked in hiiden files but I cannot find where it is. Any help would be appreciated.   Regards Keith Moss


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