Something went wrong with my installation
Posted on 2008-09-30
I installed a copy of MS SQL 2005 Developer on my XP machine. I might have specified the wrong domain name or the login password for the id during installation for a named instance. The installation was completed. However, when I click Start-Program, under the SQL 2005 there is a Configuration Tool and then 4 tools under that sub memu item. I found a Microsoft Sql Sever and there is a Enterprise Manager and Query Analyzer but in the About dialog, it shows version 8, that doesn't sound right. Is SQL 2005 version 8?
I opened the SQL enterprise Manager, clicked on the SQL server and I got an error message "A connection could not be established to localDomainName\namedInstanceName. Reason:[SQL-DMO] You must use SQL 2005 Management tool to access this server. Please verify SQL server is running and check your SQL server regisration properties and try again"
I don't see any SQL 2005 management tools anywhere under the Start->programs or on my desktop. And where is that Enterprise Manager 8.0 coming from? How can I un-install it?