SQL Server Troubleshooting
SQL Server Agent will not start
SQL Server Agent will not start.
An error may be logged to the NT event log.
Possible Causes and Remedies:
- It may be failing to start because the logon credentials are incorrect. These can be checked and corrected under control panel, services.
- The error log path may be incorrect. This is likely if the database has been moved since it was first created. To check and/or correct, start Enterprise Manager, right click SQL Server Agent and select properties, in the general tab the error log path is shown and can be corrected.
These notes are believed to be correct for SQL Server 7 and may apply to other versions as well.
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