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How to identify and enable disabled SQL Server instances in SQL Server 2000

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INTRODUCTION
This article describes how to identify and enable disabled Microsoft SQL Server service instances in Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
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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 determine whether a SQL Server service instance is disabled in SQL Server 2000, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In Services, locate the MSSQL$(InstanceName) instance in the Name column.

    Note InstanceName is a placeholder for the name that the instance of SQL Server was given when it was installed.
  3. To determine whether a SQL Server service instance is disabled, view the Startup Type column.

    The following values may appear in the Startup type column:
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Disabled
To enable a SQL Server service instance in SQL Server 2000, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In Services, double-click MSSQL$(InstanceName).

    Note InstanceName is a placeholder for the name that the instance of SQL Server was given when it was installed.
  3. In the MSSQL$(InstanceName) dialog box, click the General tab.
  4. Click Automatic or Manual. The following options are available in the Startup type list:
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Disabled
  5. Click Apply, and then click OK.
REFERENCES
For more information about SQL Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more informationabout how to determine the SQL Server version and edition, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
321185 How to identify your SQL Server version and edition
For more information about how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000), visit the following Microsoft Developer Network Web site:
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Article ID: 953740 - Last Review: 06/19/2008 17:27:40 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

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