I am trying to install MSDE on a Win2K machine. The installation appears to go successfully, but when the Sql Server Service Manager tries to start, I get the error "The specified service does not exist as an installed service". Sure enough, when I go to the servcies, the MSSQL service is not in the list. I have tried to install twice with the same results. I was thinking about self registering the service, but I do not know what service is causing the problem. Anyone can think of anything?
The process goes throguh the install and then prompts to reboot the computer. I do that and a message comes up registery services, that is when the error first appears. I am not using a named instance, so if I am not mistaken the instace then comes from the local computer name. THe computers name is "server" (unique, huh?).