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Dan Crosby
05-26-2005, 11:40 AM
My install has client and server modes. In the client mode, the MSDE feature is not installed, and the install does not attempt to start the SQL server service.

For the server mode, my install now detects existing SQL servers and offers to use them, rather than installing my named instance of MSDE 2000. However, if I say I want to use the existing server (and thus not install MSDE 2000), the install still tries to start the named instance SQL server service.

I've tried to simulate the client install by:

nResult = FeatureSelectItem(MEDIA, "MSDE2000Feature", FALSE);

but it doesn't seem to work.

Has anyone got any ideas how to stop the attempt to start the service?

Dan Crosby
05-27-2005, 06:46 AM
It was a dependent feature problem...prevented my MSDE feature from being deselected..