I accidentally uninstalled WIn-Pak SE's SQL Instance. I have a backup of the SQL database but this software is so unsupported and undocumented that I can't even recall what version of SQL was used? MSDE? Personal? SQL 2005 Express?
I installed SQL Server 2005 Express, attached the Database files and I can manually start the services using the debug's but can't start them in services.msc or from the Win-Pak utility. That said it can get up and running and appears totally normal if i manually run the debug versions of all the services one by one, except for the control file service. It keeps saying "Configuration Not Found: Error Code 1!" .. When i look in the GUI i can see the Control File is empty. I'm not sure if the control file info is stored in the database or not, found a dbo.controlfile table, its null though.
I recall there being a bunch of things in there before.
I also have a problem where it says "Service is scheduled for deletion" if i try to start any of the services from services.msc or the win-pak service manager.
Seems odd I can start them via the debugging option and almost everything works.
Any help or assistance in what direction i should be going would be helpful. My next step is to install SQL Server 2000 as it seems its looking maybe for the native sql server 2000 instance instead of the named 2005 instance?
I've reconfigured the DSN's I should mention which to me seems like that would have resolved it. But still can only start it via debug.
Thanks in advance!