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SQL 2005 SP2 Surface Area Configuration error

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Windows 2003 Ent Editon SP2 x86

I have an issue with one of my SQL 2005 Ent Edition SP2 servers (member server) where I have an issue using Surface Area Configuration.

When I open an run SAC Features I get the following error:
To configure the surface area, one or more services for the Database Engine or Analysis Services or Reporting Services must be running. (SQLSAC)
Program Location:

   at Microsoft.SqlSac.MainPanel.FormFeatures..ctor(String machineName, Form callingForm)

I have checked all services and all are fine - I have even rebooted the server with no reported issues.

I can change the setting to a remote SQL server and it works fine???
If I try from a remote server, I get the same error as if I tried it locally on this particular server.

I have checked event logs etc and nothing is standing out - I have also checked the usual inet forums but no joy?
Any ideas?


bryan oakley-wiggins
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