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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Real Newbie Help Required

    I came across this forum and thought I'd ask a question.

    I'm just starting out on this SQL journey and trying to absorb as much info as possible.

    Just installed MS SQL 2008 Enterprise on a WinXP SP3 machine.

    Ran SQL Server Configuration Manager

    Left panel SQL Server Services: Right panel "There are no items to show"
    Left panel SQL Server Network Config Right Panel " same as above"

    Question is:

    How do I get the SQL server to start?

    All the info I've seen, is you set this up in the installation but I never saw this.

    Thanks for your time

  2. #2
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    If no items are shown under "SQL Server Services" that means SQL Server is not installed. Is it possible you've only installed the client tools but not the server itself?

    Try restarting your machine. Go to computer management (Control Panel) and look at the list of services. If you don't see SQL Server in the list then it isn't installed.

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    You are correct, there is no SQL service listed.

    Curious that the installtion did not show any errors?

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    you chose the wrong options.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

  5. #5
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    Ok, Thanks for the responses

    I'm doing a new install and this time I had the option of instance configuration.

    Let you know how it shapes up

  6. #6
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    Got it working guys.

    Thanks for the help.

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