I ran the SQL Server 2008 R2 Install on my Windows 7 Professional (32bit) os. Everything ran fine, no errors. I ran the SP1 install, again, all green, no errors. I run the System Configuration Checker - all green, no problems. I do not see SQL Server under my services.
I open SQL Server Configuration Manager and there is nothing showing under SQL Server Services. I try to connect to Database Engine (local) under SQL Server Management Studio and get the prevalent "cannot connect" error dialog.
So what's that all mean, it passed all install and configuration checks and then doesn't run? Should it be in my Services console?
Also, I have VS2010 installed prior and read somewhere I cannot install SQL Server after this - correct? So the configuration checker fails to find such an obvious conflict?