If you are not the administrator, you won't be able to delete that key in
the registry. If you are an administrator, with regedt32.exe highlight that
key (HKLM/Software/Microsoft/MSSQLServer) and then select Security ->
Permissions from the menu, grant yourself full control over the key (and
check the box to cascade it to sub-keys), and then delete it.
Richard Waymire, MCT, MCSE, MCSD, MVP (SQLServer)
Principal Engineer, ARIS Corp.
President, Pacific NW SQLServer Users Group (http://www.pnwssug.org)
Visit us at http://www.aris.com
>After running the uninstall option from Setup, I am still not given the
>option to "Install SQL Server and Utilities". When I try running the
>Setup, I get the message "The set-up program has detected that SQL
>Server has already been installed by ...". I did not install SQL 6.5
>originally, but have Admin rights on the server. Following the
>suggestions of previous postings, I have:
>1. Run uninstall from Setup
>2. Deleted everything from c:\mssql
>3. Looked for HKLM/System/CCS/Services/MSSQLServer and
>HKLM/System/CCS/Services/SQLExecutive. These files were not present. I
>assume that the uninstall program deleted them when modifying the
>4. Looked for HKLM/Software/Microsoft/MSSQLServer. I found this file,
>but am not allowed to delete it.
>Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.