I just installed SQL Server 2012 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 on VMWare.
My SQL Server Agent is running, I can create a new job, etc; however, the icon in Managment Studio is showing red. Also, in configuration manager the sql server agent shows stopped. When I try to start it I receive a "Request Failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion" and it does not start. I am running under the same domain account with sysadmin privledges as the other services and they are running fine. I also enabled the extended stored procedures through sp_configure (Agent_XPs) as they have a running value of one.
This is strange, it is up and running but the service is down.