I have been tasked with getting analysis services running on a machine that has sql server 2005 on it. I should say that I'm primarily a developer not an admin so bear with me. Also, i am not the developer who wrote the analysis services code (not sure why i'm the one stuck with this:) ). Anyway, it seems that analysis services and sql server interfere with each other.
When I first started analysis services everything was fine. The sql server app and analysis services app both worked ok. After a reboot, the sql server app didn't work right. It would connect to the database, but when i listed the databases (using query analyzer or the application) it would list out the analysis services databases, not the sql server databases. It was like the analysis services server had replaced the sql server. Sql management studio could see both servers just fine so I know the sql server was running. Then, I stopped analysis services, restarted sql server and started analysis services again and both apps worked again. What concept am I missing? Are analysis services and sql server waiting on the same port?