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Problems installing SQL 2005 on SBS 2003 - can't install instance

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  • Problems installing SQL 2005 on SBS 2003 - can't install instance

    We have been trying to install an instance of SQL 2005 workgroup (from Premium CD 2 media) on a SBS 2003 SP2 server that had SharePoint MSDE & SBS MSDE Monitoring installed. When installing SQL 2005, there were no prompts as to instance name, collation, or other SQL defaults. After installation of SQL 2005 & SP2 & SP3, SQL Management Studio About Help showed V9 was installed, but the SharePoint instance indicated V80.

    We followed various instructions ( and in an attempt to upgrade SharePoint to Workgroup Edition however they failed. On initial upgrade attempts, we kept getting the message to reinstall from the source DVDs with SKUUPGRADE=1 and after we did so, we kept only being offered to install the client components and documentation that was already installed. We were unable to upgrade the MSDE instance of SharePoint to Workgroup V9.

    We then removed all SQL 2005 via Add/Remove programmes and also ran C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\arpwrapper /REMOVE.

    No errors on program removal were displayed.

    We tried reinstalling SQL 2005 but were only offered the client components and documentation, even though there was no SharePoint or MSDE or 2005 instance.

    We then totally removed other SharePoint components, SBS Monitoring MSDE, SharePoint references in IIS by reference to & Microsoft KB article 829114. to ensure all versions of MS-SQL was removed. Neither SharePoint nor Monitoring are required.

    There are no MSSQL services visible or running.

    But still after uninstalling after removing all visible references MSSQL, we still cannot install a new instance. On every attempt to reinstall SQL, we are never offered to install an instance and after the standard configuration checks that are all reported as being successful, the installation still only offers to install client components and documentation.

    No errors on program installation were displayed.

    Can someone please let me know why we cannot properly install SQL 2005 with an instance and let me know how to overcome this problem?