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  • Question

  • How can I delete a notification services instance when the related databases have already been dropped? I'm getting this message from SSMS when trying to delete the instance: "The Notification Services instance does not exist on the specified Database Engine instance".

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, May 8, 2007 4:03 PM

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  • I was able to work around the missing databases by creating a new instance with the same name of the existing instance. So I started with an instance XYZ and no corresponding databases. I couldn't delete the XYZ instance. Instead I created a new XYZ instance and correctly ended up with only one XYZ instance and corresponding databases. From that point I was able to delete the instance.
    Tuesday, May 8, 2007 6:17 PM