I have Windows server 2003 installed, and Visual Studio .NET 2003 ent.arch also. I downloaded the msde sp3 from microsoft's site. installed it. The problem occured when i rebooted my machine. The system tray icon of SQL Server Service Manager says "Not connected". When i open the manager, there are no Services nither Servers listed in the dropdown lists. Can you help with this. Thx in advance!