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SQL Service startup/shutdown - Windows or Configuration Manager?


SQL Service startup/shutdown - Windows or Configuration Manager?

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dax.latchford
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Hi - I've been advised that when a SQL service needs to be stopped or started this should be done through configuration manager & not Windows Services. Can someone please explain to me the reason for this?

Any answers will be very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Dax
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This is from BOL:
Important note Important
Always use SQL Server tools such as SQL Server Configuration Manager to change the account used by the SQL Server or SQL Server Agent services, or to change the password for the account. In addition to changing the account name, SQL Server Configuration Manager performs additional configuration such as setting permissions in the Windows Registry so that the new account can read the SQL Server settings. Other tools such as the Windows Services Control Manager can change the account name but do not change associated settings. If the service cannot access the SQL Server portion of the registry the service may not start properly.
That is the main reason why you should use Configuration Manager, but it is a good habit to have to start and stop the services too.



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That's great, many thanks for the reply
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