While Installing SQL 2005 Express Edition we hit the error -- The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine <Computer Name> Error:2147749896 (0x80041008)

Symptoms:   Application Popup Error: =========================== The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine <Computer Name> Error:2147749896 (0x80041008).   [Environment] =========================== Windows XP home Edition Service Pack 2   SQL Version: SQL2005 Express Edition SQL Service Pack: RTM   Troubleshooting this Issue ======================= Application popup Error: —————————————-…


HOW TO DETECT SQL SERVER INSTANCES / FEATURES INSTALLED ON A MACHINE

Have you ever wondered if there is a programmatic way to detect all the SQL server instances and services installed on a machine. Well, worry no more as the code below will do exactly that. There are 2 ways to go about this : Method 1 – For the Programmer The code below is written…