*SQL Bloggers side note* Keep trying to convince this accidental DBA to take the responsibility - his/her company may depend upon it.
We know it is not this person's fault there are so many SQL installs at his workplace - server sprawl is common issue across any infrastructure. It's perhaps due to the fact it is too easy to install instances: imagine the typical scenario of next, next. next in the wizard and the Admin that has setup yet another on the network due to project pressure, lack of in-house DBA, or other involuntary reasons: this is why I am wondering if Microsoft should not provide a pop-up window during the install of SQL Server (or equivalent Bold message) with resources to avoid the pitfalls of increasing number of SQL instances unnecessarily - or maybe that would cut back on the proliferation..., ah, another story, I guess. Anyone out there have a better solution?