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Is there a way to reset a SQL Server Express 2008 to it's initial configuration? Maybe re-creating the instance?

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No, there's not a way to reset SQL Server Express to the default configuration and data.

Your best bet would be to uninstall Express and reinstall it.

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Brent is right, and if you tried to manually compare your current instance to a "default" configuration, it would take a lot more time than it will to just reinstall. – Aaron Alton May 24 '09 at 15:27

Without providing more information on what you have changed its hard to answer your question properly.

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I've changed many things, like protocols available and other bits. I'm most worried about those I don't remember I change. – J. Pablo Fernández May 24 '09 at 11:06
Why vote down? He has asked several questions on SQL server and this post was about joining another community SQL specific. – Wayne May 25 '09 at 5:06

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