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05-27-2010, 01:01 PM
How do I check if MS SQL Express 2005 is already installed? If I try the Get System Info function, the MSDE/SQL Server Version is tagged *OBSOLETE*. What should be used in it's place?
05-28-2010, 02:00 AM
To detect the SQL Server 2005 Express installation, you can try to check the following registry key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\SQLEXPRESS\Setup\SQLPath
But this does not allow you to check the edition of a particular instance. You have to consult MSDN to find out how to do this for your specific SQL version.
Hope this helps.
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