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Trouble with SQL Server Agent 2008


Trouble with SQL Server Agent 2008

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RedBirdOBX
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Hello all. This is on a Windows 7 Pro machine. As I mentioned in an earlier post today, I am being thrown back into the IT world after being gone for many years. Much catching up to do on my part!! Anyways....

I am trying to install and run on SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. I recently installed SQL Server 2008 Express (today) and we already had SQL Server Management Studio installed for some time now on the same machine. Management Studio is being used to connect to a remove SQL Server and is working fine.

As I understand it, SQL Server Express installs and uses a couple of services called SQL Server Agent and SQL Server Browser. For some reason, SQL Server Agent cannot be started. Here's a screenshot of the SQL Server Configuration Manager:




When I look in Windows Event Viewer, I see this error recorded:




Finally, I've noticed that when I use and run SQL Server Management Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 Express is not listed as a Server Type....





....nor is my local copy of SQL Server 2008 Express shown. The newly installed instance is called "SQLEXPRESSJD"...which if I'm not mistaken, should be showing up in this list.





One thing that does concern me is that in the picture above, the one that shows the Server Types, it shows SQL Server Compact Edition, not Express. I never installed "Compact" so I'm not sure why this is shown. I'm hesitant to remove it or uninstall it from the Control Panel because another vital programs like Quick Books or Point of Sale (Intuit programs) might need it.

I would appreciate any help anyone can offer! I'll send $5 via PayPal to anyone who can get this working! ;-)
Mansfield
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SQL Server Agent is not an available feature in the Express edition, the service default is disabled.
Ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993%28v=sql.100%29.aspx

To connect to your local named instance:

Server type: Database Engine
Server name: .\SQLEXPRESSJD
Authentication/login/password: As per configuration when installing. Try Windows Authentication first unless you are absolutely sure you have configured an SA user and password.

Note: Server name field is "dot, backslash, instance name".
RedBirdOBX
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Thanks for helping! Much appreciated!
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