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not finding SQL Server(MSSQLSERVER) in SQL Server services

not finding SQL Server(MSSQLSERVER) in SQL Server services
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Fatherjack avatar image Fatherjack ♦♦ commented ·
Murali this isnt a great way of looking for help. Can you explain exactly how we are meant to respond to your few words? What do you hope to be told?
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Matt Whitfield avatar image Matt Whitfield ♦♦ commented ·
Perhaps you need some new glasses?
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Matt Whitfield avatar image Matt Whitfield ♦♦ commented ·
Have you looked under the sofa? :)
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Tim avatar image Tim commented ·
Reminds me of "DUDE WHERE IS MY MSSQL SERVER INSTANCE".
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Fatherjack avatar image Fatherjack ♦♦ commented ·
Without a better question "Where did you have it last?" is a possible answer...
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Kev Riley avatar image Kev Riley ♦♦ commented ·
trying to tidy up the tags on this was a challenge!!
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Cyborg avatar image Cyborg commented ·
May be the SQL Server Service name might be your instance name
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Grant Fritchey answered
Do you know that SQL Server is in fact installed on the machine in question? If so, can you connect to it? If you can't see it as a service and you can't connect to it, maybe it's not installed.
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Fatherjack avatar image Fatherjack ♦♦ commented ·
+1 - not purely because you are the only grown up here.
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Grant Fritchey avatar image Grant Fritchey ♦♦ commented ·
Today I'm the grown up. Tomorrow or some other day I'll be one of the kids. No worries.
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Blackhawk-17 answered
Did you install a named instance rather than a default one?
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ozamora answered
We had that issue last time when sys admins decided to "lock down" certain security accesses to the server. It was resolved once the DBA Group (or the DBA username if if fits your case) was added to the local Administrators Groups.
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ThomasRushton answered
A few thoughts: Are you sure it's installed? Is the software in the appropriate place? Do the registry settings for SQL Server lead you to the right place? HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server is the home for the registry for SQL Server. Below that you should find a registry key called "Instance Names" which will guide you further. What about the Services database within the registry? Did you look in there? HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ In there, you'll find various services named "MSSQL" something. And what about the files on your hard disk? If there's nothing there called "sqlservr.exe", then SQL Server isn't installed...
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