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Posted - 07/06/2004 :  22:34:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi people,
I am new to this forum and hope someone help me with this issue.
The problem SQLSERVERService and SQLAGENT Service are not starting Manually. But when i restart the server it works fine.

Error: The Service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion
Error: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the MSSQLSERVER service to connect.

Windows 2000 server
Log on : Domain Account( has admin privleges to the local machine)
I have checked few KB articles and everything looks fine.

Could anyone help me with this, thanks.


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Posted - 07/06/2004 :  23:24:56  Show Profile  Visit derrickleggett's Homepage  Send derrickleggett an AOL message  Send derrickleggett a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
They aren't starting manually??? Why were you trying to start them manually in the first place? This can be a fun one to troubleshoot.


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Posted - 07/07/2004 :  01:56:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It assigned to autostart. I cant able to Stop and Start using EM!
Does it make sense

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Posted - 07/23/2004 :  06:14:26  Show Profile  Send jen a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
But can you change the account that starts the agents?
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Posted - 07/23/2004 :  08:18:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Things I might check:-

What you are logged on as. Looking at whether you have the rights to start the services.

Are you stopping/starting the services from Enterprise Manager. Is the server registered here with an ID that has the appropriate access level, again looking at the right to start the services.

I have noticed on a server I look after that the services admin account locks out as well periodically so I'd look at this.


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Posted - 07/23/2004 :  12:36:25  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What happens when you try to stop and start the services by logging into the database services and pulling up the services applet from admin tools which is in control panel?

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