I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard on a server, without knowing there was an installation of MSDE (Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine).
After I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 the client software of the MSDE won't start anymore, instead they show the error (translated) "Connection to policy mananger component failed".
(strange, though, on the server itself the client software seems still to work).
Any ideas what I might have broken with the side-by-side installation of SQL Server 2008R2?
And (hopyfully) how to repair it?