sheesh i didn't even notice the program name listed there on the side
the installer for the program will install sql 2005 if it is not on the computer but will install a separate instance for the program. If you do an uninstall on sql 2005 from add/remove programs the uninstall wizard will give you an option to uninstall one instance at a time. So after ezparts is installed if i wanted to remove sql 2005 I would have to uninstall it twice.
That said, you can access every instance of sql 2005 from the management studio. It's like having multiple servers but on one computer.
I don't have access to Linux to even begin thinking about that root and my experience with it is limited to someone shouting at me what I had to type in when the mail server when down.
Any time I have been working on this I have stopped any process or service that had 'sql' in the description. If I try to start this service it tells me it doesn't exist and right now sql is not even on this computer
. I have tried to reinstall ezparts and it gets to the point where it needs to install the sql database. It is supposed to create the instance and restore a back up and it says it can't start the process. Looking at sql through management studio, the instance is not there. My only conclusion is that this faulty process is keeping it from being created.
I have looked through regedit an regedt32, I may have missed something there. I'm not happy about going into my registry, but I'm even more leery about going into the operation files with the limited knowledge I have. So I have no idea what file I need to alter or delete to fix this.