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SQL Server 2005 installers do not update an instance of the SQL Server service that is in a disabled state
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 updates do not presume that an instance of SQL Server is intended to be enabled. By design, SQL Server updates do not enable an instance of SQL Server that is in a disabled state. Therefore, SQL Server updates leave the instance of SQL Server in the preupdate configuration state. For a SQL Server update to apply to an instance of SQL Server, the instance must be enabled.
This article describes how to identify and enable an instance of the SQL Server service that is in a disabled state in SQL Server 2005.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
To identify an instance of the SQL Server service that is in a disabled state, follow these steps for SQL Server 2005:
For more information about SQL Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspxFor more information about how to determine the SQL Server version and edition, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185/ )How to identify your SQL Server version and edition
Article ID: 953739 - Last Review: June 10, 2008 - Revision: 1.2