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How to go around the SQL Server 2005 User Instance problem when using Remote Desktop

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Problem

When Remote Desktop to my main office machine, and when trying to
connect to SQL Express, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the
following error:

Error: 'Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a
failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection
will be closed.'

What is the solution?
Solutions: ( pick any of the 3)
1. Obtain and apply the patch http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896613

2. Wait for the next Windows Service pack

3.

Of course if you can not get the patch, you can always do this (Note:
You must have WinVnc server running in your remote computer)
1. In the remote desktop session, reboot your computer.
Click Start->Windows Security->Shutdown->Restart.

Wait for some time to get machine up.

2. Use your vncviewer to login to your remote computer. You can choose
to do all work via VNC or go to next step.

3. Use remote desktop to login (this automatically closes the winvnc
session).
There you go, You did not create a remote session, but reused your
local session.

Feb 5 '06 #1
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Problem

When Remote Desktop to my main office machine, and when trying to
connect to SQL Express, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the
following error:

Error: 'Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a
failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection
will be closed.'

What is the solution?
Solutions: ( pick any of the 3)
1. Obtain and apply the patch http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896613

2. Wait for the next Windows Service pack

3.

Of course if you can not get the patch, you can always do this (Note:
You must have WinVnc server running in your remote computer)
1. In the remote desktop session, reboot your computer.
Click Start->Windows Security->Shutdown->Restart.

Wait for some time to get machine up.

2. Use your vncviewer to login to your remote computer. You can choose
to do all work via VNC or go to next step.

3. Use remote desktop to login (this automatically closes the winvnc
session).
There you go, You did not create a remote session, but reused your
local session.

Feb 5 '06 #2

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