SQL Server Performance

Where in Registry is the named instance name located?

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 General DBA Questions' started by Trev256, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Trev256 New Member

    I've removed and named instance and tried to re-install an isntance with the same name on MSDE, but this doesn't work.
    Where in the registry is this info? and can I remove this from the registry to allow me to re-install the instance?
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    How do yo remover that instance?
    What error do you have?
  3. satya Moderator

    Did you reboot the machine after uninstall & registry removal?
  4. rohit2900 Member

    Post the error message you are getting.
  5. arunyadav Member

    As far as registry value is concerned.. it is stored under the following path
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE--> SOFTWARE--> Microsoft--> Microsoft SQL Server--> Instance Names --> SQL
    For clarity, post the error message you are getting.
  6. satya Moderator

    To be fair do not play directl with the registry, as you may loose the SUPPORT from Microsoft (if any) for such unsupported tasks.
    It is a last resort you may consider if other options haven't worked out.

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