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Windows update 4/22/2014 and now SQL Server 2008 does not run

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I just installed the most recent Windows Updates and SQL Server 2008 will not start. SQL Server Management Studio 2008 will not load
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Check the Windows event logs for error messages.
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by:pabrann
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How do I get to the event logs. I'm in the add remove programs, looking at installed updates. thanks1
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by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 40014942
Go to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, event viewer, Windows Logs
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by:pabrann
ID: 40014953
yes, there are lots of errors under the headers Application and System
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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does it give you an error? put  snapshot of the error
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by:pabrann
ID: 40014960
This is a Windows 8.1 system
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by:pabrann
ID: 40014967
Here is a screen snip
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by:pabrann
ID: 40014982
did the file upload?
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by:pabrann
ID: 40014989
this is the screen snip
SnipImage.JPG
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
ID: 40014996
can you post an imahe of the error shown when you start SQL management studio?
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by:pabrann
ID: 40015022
sql server management server error
SQLServer-Mgt.PNG
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by:pabrann
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A number of years ago, I purchased a developers version of SQL Server and that is what I have installed on this computer. I have purchased and installed it on at least 4 systems over the years, currently a windows 8.1 box. The errors look like it is a licensing issue? Unbelievable!
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Yes it is a licensing issue, It still has mainstream support until July 8th, 2014, contact Microsoft Licensing
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by:pabrann
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I've been trying to contact Microsoft tech support to resolve this issue. Rather than explain, I am posting an email to my client about my experiences.

Hi Troy,

I’ve been in touch with Microsoft tech support (in India).  I’m on hold now on my third attempt. Correction, disconnected for the third time after holding 30 minutes. No one so far has a clue as to what is going on.

I’m going to try the Experts again.

This is unbelievable, or is it?

Phil
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pabrann earned 0 total points
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Do I need to open up a new case to find out how to get Microsoft support? I've been trying all day, Nobody from Microsoft that I've talked with has a clue about my issue. Not only that, nobody has a clue how to get me to a technician. I'm not at all surprised why Microsoft stock hasn't gained any value in the last 13 years.
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by:pabrann
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finally solved, thanks
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