I have come across one scenario where i have installed SQL server 2008 , but in the registry i do not see the
I am using the registry check to detect the presence of SQL server 2008 Sp3 or Higher in the way given below. Read the instance names under they key
The above check has been successfull in all the cases. In one scenario in Win 7 32 bit OS,i do not see the registry entry
"Is installed" does not necessarily mean it is running. The fact that if this key structure is missing SQL Server will not even start. I tested this by renaming the
This key has to exist in order for SQL Server to detect the start up parameters that are stored within the registry hive for the instance.Can you verify that the instance is running, or runnable?