473,542 Members | 2,057 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Help! Sql Server 2005 kicked my Sql Server 7's You-Know-What

Life is not good.

So I've got a machine that I do some development work on, nothing
major, but I'd like to keep some things intact. I'm running SQL Server
7, it's an old installation, but it works and I've got a number of
databases on it.

So I see the new 2005 Express downloads and I download the Web
Developer edition, install it, it installs 2005, but my SQL Server 7
installation now seems to be hosed.

The SQL Server Service Manager still shows SQL Server 7 starting and
running, but the Enterprise Manager can no longer connect, it gives a
vague "General Error" message even though the sqlservr.exe process is
still running. It was not able to connect upon installing the other
products.

I've de-installed the new Express stuff and now just have my trusty
VS2003 installation. Everything seems fine except nothing can talk to
the database, which makes sense since the database now doesn't even
show up on the Enterprise Manager. The Application node of the Event
Log shows no errors coming from SQLServer. But when I try to connect
or re-register a database I get: "Server registration information
cannot be changed on remote registries"

Nothing like this has even vaguely happened to me before. Is there
anyone with any constructive advice? I'd be grateful.

Peace,
Greg McClure
Jul 20 '05 #1
3 1727
I suspect this is down to a DMO error, SQL Express installs a new version of
DMO and when it uninstalls DMO is de-registered but it does not put back the
old one.

try the following:

regsvr32 SQLDMO.dll you can find the file in the SQL Server 7 directory.

-Euan

"Greg McClure" <gm******@gmail .com> wrote in message
news:9a******** *************** ***@posting.goo gle.com...
Life is not good.

So I've got a machine that I do some development work on, nothing
major, but I'd like to keep some things intact. I'm running SQL Server
7, it's an old installation, but it works and I've got a number of
databases on it.

So I see the new 2005 Express downloads and I download the Web
Developer edition, install it, it installs 2005, but my SQL Server 7
installation now seems to be hosed.

The SQL Server Service Manager still shows SQL Server 7 starting and
running, but the Enterprise Manager can no longer connect, it gives a
vague "General Error" message even though the sqlservr.exe process is
still running. It was not able to connect upon installing the other
products.

I've de-installed the new Express stuff and now just have my trusty
VS2003 installation. Everything seems fine except nothing can talk to
the database, which makes sense since the database now doesn't even
show up on the Enterprise Manager. The Application node of the Event
Log shows no errors coming from SQLServer. But when I try to connect
or re-register a database I get: "Server registration information
cannot be changed on remote registries"

Nothing like this has even vaguely happened to me before. Is there
anyone with any constructive advice? I'd be grateful.

Peace,
Greg McClure

Jul 20 '05 #2
"Euan Garden" <eu*********@ho tmail.com> wrote in message news:<Z6OFc.220 19$Oq2.12415@at tbi_s52>...
I suspect this is down to a DMO error, SQL Express installs a new version of
DMO and when it uninstalls DMO is de-registered but it does not put back the
old one.

try the following:

regsvr32 SQLDMO.dll you can find the file in the SQL Server 7 directory.


Yup, this did it, mostly. Thank you, I appreciate your help!
Enterprise Manager still isn't quite behaving the way it used to. It
doesn't show the database "coming on" after a moment and I have to
force it to connect. But it does connect and at least I can access my
databases, so this was a huge help.

I suppose it's likely there are some other DLLs that were unregistered
and that need to be re-registered, so I'll check that possibility out
and perhaps my old functionality will be restored.

Thanks for your guidance.
Jul 20 '05 #3
Thank you Euan-

I was facing the same symptoms and your fix resolved my problem.

Much appreciated!

-SplitDiff
Jul 20 '05 #4

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

4
3329
by: Sarir Khamsi | last post by:
Is there a way to get help the way you get it from the Python interpreter (eg, 'help(dir)' gives help on the 'dir' command) in the module cmd.Cmd? I know how to add commands and help text to cmd.Cmd but I would also like to get the man-page-like help for classes and functions. Does anyone know how to do that? Thanks. Sarir
1
2033
by: mp | last post by:
Hi, How to call help file with c#? In Delphi is: Application.HelpFile := '.\help\something.HLP'; Application.HelpCommand(HELP_CONTENTS, 0); Thanks
1
1173
by: DBC User | last post by:
Hi Sharpies, I would like to create help screen like ms office, where the helps comeout as right panel. Can some help me point me to any documentation on C# to do this? Also I heard MS is going to switch the help from chm to xml, is it right and is there any document somewhere on this as well?
2
1353
by: JIM.H. | last post by:
Hello, I have an asp.net C# application and have many pages and each page has many buttons. So I would like to have an help button and if user click it should open another window and give help to the related page. How should I do that. I am looking something like windows help file, once related subject is display, user should be able to...
1
2836
by: john | last post by:
Hello, I am trying to convert a project from vb6 to vb.net. The code is a sample from an sdk for Canon digital camera's. I have gotten most of the issues resolved, but there are some that I am lacking knowledge in. I would appreciate any help give with this. The main errors have to deal with the VarPtr and AddressOf expression. Unfortunetly...
5
3252
by: Steve | last post by:
I have written a help file (chm) for a DLL and referenced it using Help.ShowHelp My expectation is that a developer using my DLL would be able to access this help file during his development time using "F1" help within the VB IDE. Is this expectation achievable In trying to test my help file in the IDE, I have a solution with 2 projects:...
1
2261
by: S. van Beek | last post by:
Dear reader, In the form property "Help File" there is the possibility to specify a .chm help file. This help file can be created with "HTML Help Workshop". According the instructions the stored help file in the same folder as the
3
2019
by: lord.zoltar | last post by:
I've managed to get a nice little chm help system written. Now I need to display it! I added a HelpProvider to my MDIParent form and set the namespace of the HelpProvider to be the help file. So far so good - when I press F1, I get HTML Help popping up with my Help file. This is good but I've been requested to make Help pop up when the user...
0
2852
by: hitencontractor | last post by:
I am working on .NET Version 2003 making an SDI application that calls MS Excel 2003. I added a menu item called "MyApp Help" in the end of the menu bar to show Help-> About. The application calls MS Excel, so the scenario is that I am supposed to see the Excel Menu bar, FILE EDIT VIEW INSERT ... HELP. I am able to see the menu bar, but in...
1
978
by: Lie Ryan | last post by:
On Thu, 02 Oct 2008 17:13:50 +0200, Stef Mientki wrote: Python help files or your program's help files? I'm not really sure, but isn't CHM obsoleted by Microsoft? In Linux they usually use the 'man' commands to get help, but python's
0
7330
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language...
0
7571
Oralloy
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello folks, I am unable to find appropriate documentation on the type promotion of bit-fields when using the generalised comparison operator "<=>". The problem is that using the GNU compilers, it seems that the internal comparison operator "<=>" tries to promote arguments from unsigned to signed. This is as boiled down as I can make it. ...
0
7721
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that...
0
7670
tracyyun
by: tracyyun | last post by:
Dear forum friends, With the development of smart home technology, a variety of wireless communication protocols have appeared on the market, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Each protocol has its own unique characteristics and advantages, but as a user who is planning to build a smart home system, I am a bit confused by the...
0
5867
agi2029
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then...
1
5246
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes...
0
3376
by: adsilva | last post by:
A Windows Forms form does not have the event Unload, like VB6. What one acts like?
1
1798
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
1
943
muto222
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.