Hello I am trying to configure SQL Server 2005 Express after Installshield Install. I am trying to set named pipes to enabled and TCPIP to enabled plus the port number for a SQL Server 2005 Express inmstallation. I do not want my non techi users to have to do anything manually except for insert a CD. I am told that Installshield does not allow thhese properties to be set. Has asnyone done this after installation using an API , program or an alternatibe solutions for me please?

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SQL 2005 Express can be installed via a silent setup (see appdeploydatabase) in which you can specify the "DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS=0" parameter, which would enable both named pipes and tcp/ip. The port cannot be set via the silent install parameter unfortunately. You can add a script (or edit the vendor msi in SQL) to use a registrykey to change the port:
[left]See: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2181271&SiteID=1[/left][left] [/left]
Answered 09/30/2008 by: Lindeberg IT
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